Olanrewaju Kayode, a part-time examiner at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, has been sentenced to twenty years imprisonment by Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Oyo State.
Kayode was found guilty of collecting financial gratification to help some of the students to get higher scores.
He was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) on five counts bordering on examination malpractices.
Rasheedat Okoduwa, the commission’s spokesperson, stated in a statement that Justice Abdulmalik found the convict guilty of all the charges levelled against him.
“Kayode was a part-time examiner who assessed and marked students’ examination scripts at the Department of Accountancy of The Polytechnic, Ibadan.
“He was arraigned by the ICPC in June 2016 on five counts for allegedly collecting sums of money from five students of the institution and attempting to assist them to alter and secure higher examination scores pn different scripts written outside the examination hall,” part of the statement reads.
The ICPC made it known that in handing doen the judgement, Justice Abdulmalik stated that the convict was to serve four-year jail term for each of the five counts, bringing the total to twenty years’ imprisonment.
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