A federal high court in Akure, Ondo has convicted an undergraduate of Adekunle Ajasin University (AAU) Akungba for impersonation and malpractice during the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


T.B. Adegoke, the presiding judge, ruled on March 5 that Adesuyi Feranmi, the defendant, is guilty of two counts of conspiracy and examination impersonation.

He sentenced the defendant to one-year imprisonment on count one and also convicted him on count two to one-year imprisonment.

The conviction would run concurrently.


The court also gave the convict an option of a fine of N100,000 on count one and another option of a fine of N100,000 on count two.

The total fine is N200,000.

Adesuyi, 29, was apprehended on April 28, 2023, at Amable Nig Ltd CBT centre in Owo during the 2023 UTME in Ondo.


He was said to have impersonated one Sanusi Tunde at the point of the biometric verification exercise.

Following conflicting data, testimonials, and a confession, he was handed over to a security operative for further investigation.

The student was consequently arraigned.

The charge list said Adesuyi committed an offence of exam malpractice and felony contrary to section 10 of the Exam Malpractice Act, Cap E15, LFN 2004.


It is punishable under section 3(2)(c) of the Examination Malpractice Act, Cap E15 Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The conviction comes barely one month after an Abuja Grade A court sentenced a CBT owner to jail for UTME fraud.

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