The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced Mr Olanrewaju Kayode, a part-time examiner at the Polytechnic of Ibadan, to 20 years in jail after being found guilty of collecting money to help students get higher scores.
The spokesperson for the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a statement that Kayode was arraigned by the commission and was found guilty of all the five-count charges filed against him. The charges border on examination malpractices.
"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 on the different scripts written outside the examination hall," she stated.
She added that all the offences contravene sections 9,9 (2), 9 (2a) and 10b of the Examination Malpractices Act, CAP E 15, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.
Justice Abdulmalik gave him a 20-year jail sentence and he will serve a four-year jail term for each of the five counts which should be counted from June 20, 2016, when he was first arrested.