Edo Police Arrest WAEC Website Hacker Who Charges N5,000 Per SubjectCrime Watch, Ignatius Okpara, Latest News, News, News From The State Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Ignatius Okpara, Benin
Edo state police command on Wednesday apprehended a 31- year-old man, Akharamen Ehizokhai, who allegedly hacked into the website of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) recently.
Ehizokhai, according to the police, charges 5,000 naira per subject and had been involved in the illegal business for two years on the internet.
Some of the students who got in touch with the suspect were said to have been directed to pay into a bank account with the name Akharamen Ehizokhai Favour.
However, following persistent reports by parents and candidates over the alleged illicit activities of the fraud star in Edo and neighbouring states, detectives from the state Command were detailed to trail him.
He was consequently apprehended at Ekpoma, town.
This was disclosed by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Funso Adebanjo, who paraded the suspect in Benin City.
The suspect, admitted to have committed the crime, saying the purpose was to make money by defrauding unsuspecting WAEC candidates.
He said “I’ve been into this business for some time now and it is because I have no other means of livelihood. I am sorry and I want God to help me out of this problem”. He pleaded
The Edo state police boss, hinted that the suspect is the leader of a syndicate that specialises in the hacking of various websites of institutions in the Nigeria.
Hear him: “He has been into this business for over a year as we gathered and his activities have frustrated many candidates who wanted to pass exams through quick means”.
“We got information about him and trailed him, this is another 419 and because a lot of our children these days don’t want to read for exams they fall victims”
Continuing, “I want to use this opportunity to advise students to read their books or face failure.
“And it is also unfortunate that sometimes parents indulge in this illicit act by giving their children money to pay people like this.
“This is wrong and that is why we are noticing lots of failures these days in examinations and that is not good for our country. He said “Parents must resist the temptation of ensuring that their children pass exams by all means so that we will put this kind people out of job.
“We are going to charge him to court for fraud” the CP declared.
Adebanjo, who also paraded 32 suspects, stated that five were arrested for robbery, nine for stealing, two for cultism and unlawful possession of firearm
He added that one of the paraded hoodlums was arrested for abduction, adding that two were picked for fraud.
The CP, had listed items recovered from the hoodlums to include 12 guns, five live ammunition, 67 cartridges, seven laptop computers, two vehicles among others items.
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