Difficulties and related acts have hit prospective candidates for 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) in Ogwashi-Uku, Asaba and Ozoro communities in Delta State, leaving them at the mercy of scammers.
The students have allegedly been ripped-off to the tune of N1.5million.
While the students who spoke to our reporter have lamented the difficult times, they have appealed to the Examination body to extend the deadline for payment to enable them meet the requirements.
It was gathered that scammers position around UTME offices as unsuspecting agents, and in desperation to make money allegedly hoodwink the students into assisting them in the registration; a process the students part away with N5, 000 each in most cases.
Rita Osegboh, a prospective UTME student told our reporter, “I was willing to get registered when one of the agents approached me to give him N5, 000 and I gave, only for him to disappear into the thin air”.
But the Police Image Maker in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka in a swift reaction, said the police were on the trait of the suspects, adding that six persons who claimed to be UTME officials, but were upon investigation, were lasted Monday arrested, and are currently being interrogated.