Ibadan Polytechnic Examiner Bags 20-Year Jail Term For Malpractice

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A part-time examiner at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Mr. Olanrewaju Kayode, has been sentenced to a 20-year jail term for committing examination malpractice.

Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, found Mr. Kayode guilty of all charges preferred against him.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in a statement, said that Mr. Kayode had been arraigned in June 2016 on a 5-count for allegedly collecting sums of money from five students of the institution and attempting to assist them to alter and secure higher examination scores on different scripts written outside the Examination Hall.

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Mr. Kayode, a part-time examiner assessed and marked students’ examination scripts of the Department of Accountancy at the Polytechnic.

Justice Abdulmalik gave the judgement after ICPC’s Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Aderonke Bisi-Balogun proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Kayode committed all the offences leveled against him.

She stated that the convict was to serve four years jail term on each of the five counts bringing the total to 20 years imprisonment.

“The sentence is to run concurrently commencing from 20th June 2016, the first day of his arrest”, the statement added.

Under 20 World Cup: Nigeria Thrashes Cuba 3-0

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria bounced back from their loss in their first match at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Turkey with a well-deserved 3-nil victory over north American representatives Cuba.

Aminu Umar gave Nigeria the lead in the 19th minute after some good work down the left flank from Olanrewaju Kayode who cut the ball back for him to tap in.

Umar was on hand again to score the second with a back heel after a cross from the right was smartly turned in 23rd minute

Team captain Abdul-Jelil Ajagun scored the third in the 65th minute but was unable to extend Nigeria’s lead after missing a penalty in the dying moments of the match.