By Emmanuel Adeleke
Embattled Anambra State candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme has once again confirmed that he forged she forged her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result.
The candidate admitted forging the result when she appeared before a panel of independent investigators set up by the Anambra State Government.
In a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr Fabian Benjamin, the panel noted that Mmesoma did not give any reason for the forgery.
“In Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma’s submission, she owned up in the presence of her principal and the Education Secretary that the narration by the JAMB officials was a true and correct description of what transpired. She also admitted to have given a manipulated result by herself unaided, using the same phone Airtel number,” he said.
According to her, she proceeded to the cybercafé (Prisca Global Computers, Uruagu, Nnewi) where she printed the result she had manipulated.
“The committee tried to find out the motive behind her action, but Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma said nothing,” he added.
In their own submissions, the Principal Anglican Girls’Secondary school, Uruagu Nnewi, and Education Secretary – Diocese of Nnewi (Anglican Communion) expressed shock at what transpired where in their presence, Mmesoma admitted manipulating her UTME result, deceiving the school, her immediate family and the state government.
Recall that JAMB had on Sunday, July 2, accused Mmesoma of manually inflating her UTME result from 249 to 362. The candidate had since paraded herself as the 2023 UTME best candidate and had attracted a scholarship of N3 million from Innoson Motors.
Despite the board’s claim that the result was fake, Mmesoma insisted her result was not forged and noted that she printed her result from the JAMB website.
Following her insistence, JAMB slammed a three-year ban on her with the House of Representatives calling for a stay of action.
Mmesoma had earlier admitted forging her UTME result when she appeared with her father, Romanus Ejikeme, on Channels Television, last Wednesday.