WAEC causes arrest of scam website operators

WAEC causes arrest of scam website operators

The police and the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) teamed up and clamped down on ten people believed to be part of a gang that operates a scam website.

WAEC causes arrest of scam website operators

Some of the suspects

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The suspects allegedly present fake questions as leaked WAEC examination papers and in so doing rip off unsuspecting students of huge sums of money.

According to Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the deputy director of public affairs at WAEC, 26,800 subscribers have so far fallen victims to the scheme which is well planned and covers a wide network of operators.

WAEC causes arrest of scam website operators

The suspects have been named as Ebenezer Akakpo, alias Luke Dito Dito, 21, who operated the SHS pop up website, Samuel Owusu Frimpong, alias Koffi Linking, 30, a physics teacher at Namong Senior High School in the Ashanti Region, Alice Apama, 28, George Obeng Asiedu, alias Arafat, 35; Westerman Ayimadu Amankwah, a biology teacher of Osino Senior High School and Isaac Dadzie, alias Ike, 20.

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The rest are Alex Asoeanyinah, alias Alabama, 39; Foster Bekoe, alias Akwesi Sakyi, 27; Nana Yaa Asantewa alias Nhana Yhaa, 19 and Prince Gbadago alias Sir Prince, 21.

The scheme also included parents, school proprietors and teachers.

The Council has been monitoring the activities of the said website in the wake of the recent reports of alleged leakage of examination papers.

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According to the WAEC statement,  parents, school proprietors and teachers who subscribed to compromised papers through one of the suspects,  Dito Dito will also be prosecuted.

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