JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said the individuals arrested were selling registration materials to the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to candidates.
The suspects, he said, were arrested by a combined team of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU); members of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Police Force.
Oloyede said the e-Brochure and e-Syllabus, which were meant to be free were being sold by the culprits as high as N800 each nationwide.
“Our quality assurance unit, particularly the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit had to go out to see what was happening, following reports of extortion.
“We were having reports that candidates are paying more than the N5,500 that is required.,” Oloyede said..
“The arrests were carried out across the country yesterday April 1, and we have handed them over to the Nigerian Police for prosecution, ” he said.
He noted that JAMB would stick to its stipulated April-ending deadline for registration for this year’s examination.
Oloyede debunked complaints about poor internet connectivity.
Oloyede also assured all applicants that they would be registered for the exercise before the end of the month.