Two brothers, who are identical twins, were arrested for alleged examination malpractice in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), on the University of Maiduguri centre, Borno.
Mr Babagana Gutti, Chief Examiner Officer within the state, informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the twins had been apprehended with the aid of the safety operatives on Saturday in Maiduguri.
Gutti stated that the lookalike brothers tricked invigilators and safety employees to advantage front to the centre.
He stated considered one of them tried to take a seat for the exam on behalf of his brother.
The JAMB professional defined that one, Hussain Andulhammeed, turned into captured within the biometric registration for the Compute Base Test (CBT), including that the second men and women Hassan took gain in their semblance and sat for the exam in region of his brother.
“We do not suspect foul play until one of the invigilators noticed the other identical twin outside the examination hall.
“The invigilator became curious and asked him few questions; but not satisfied with answers he put them together for verification.
“It is unfortunate our findings showed that he was in the examination hall in place of his brother,” he said.
Gutti added that the candidates had been penalised and handed over to security personnel.
He explained that the examination was going smoothly in the eight designated centres in the state.
About 1,700 candidates registered for the examination in the state.