The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ogun State Command said on Sunday that it arrested 82 candidates for examination malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the State.
The NSCDC however said that the UTME, conducted on Saturday in about 108 centres across the state, recorded no violence .
Corps Commandant, Aboluwoye Akinwande, stated this in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Kareem Olanrewaju.
Aboluwaye disclosed that the candidates were arrested from different centres across the state for perpetrating all sorts of malpractices during the examination.
He said that 30 candidates were arrested in various centres in Abeokuta, nine in Ewekoro Local Government while others were arrested at Olabisi Onabanjo University centre and Molusi College in Ijebu Igbo.
The NSCDC boss said, “Some of them were caught using their phones, while others were in possession of prohibited materials like books, palm tops, scientific calculators among others.
“The corps will take appropriate action on the candidates caught cheating.
”The first thing is that they have been made to fill relevant forms.
“Investigation will be conducted, that will determine their culpability and then we can decide on their trial. Necessary information about them have been collected.
“Apart from the arrest, no violence was recorded in any of the 108 examination centres.”
Akinwande said the corps would continue to work to ensure reduction in crime in the state.
“Parents and other stakeholders must work with us to ensure this,” the corps commander said.