A man identified as Adekunle Aremu has been arrested for impersonating his wife during the Osun Teacher’s recruitment exercise.
Aremu who was at the CBT centre of Ilesha College of Education, where the exam held, was nabbed after his passport photograph was said not to have a match with the photo records of applicants stored on the database of the Ministry of Education.
It was gathered that the impersonator was caught while trying to write the recruitment examination for his wife, Oyinade Sade Adegbite.
The Information Officer at the Ministry of Education, Roseline Olwawuni, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday February 10th, revealed the suspect was apprehended with the help of operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civic Defence Corps (NSCDC)
“He was caught after his passport photograph was said not to have a match with the photo records of applicants stored on the database of the Ministry of Education.” she said.
Reacting to the incident, the State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunsho Oladoyin condemned the act of impersonation, stressing that it is shameful that a prospective teacher could be found culpable of such crime.
“It is shameful that somebody who wants to teach students academically and morally could be involved in fraudulent malpractice, what example is such a person going to set for the students, the commissioner queried. This is rather unfortunate.
“I am using this opportunity to warn our young people to desist from cutting corners, they should know that integrity pays and it’s the only way to success. The suspect has however been handed over to the law enforcement agents for further investigation and prosecution”.