Crime & Punishment of Thu, 19 Apr 20185
Tamale: More fake WASSCE candidates arrested
Three suspects including a minor were arrested in Tamale for impersonating candidates of this year’s ongoing West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
The suspects were picked at the West African Examination Council’s Hall, yesterday, Monday, April 19, during the core mathematics paper II session, at midday.
According to police, suspects Tanko Baba, 17, former student of Ghana Libya Senior High School, and Zakaria Abdul Rauf 24, former student of Tamale Senior High School , were picked up while writing the exams on behalf of Alhassan Abdul Karim and Yusif Alhassan, both students of Institute of Business Studies (BCI), a private institution in the regional capital.
The suspects are currently in custody but one, Yusif Alhassan currently on the run, the police say without further details.
This comes after the Oda police in the Eastern region on Wednesday arrested thirteen persons for impersonation in the ongoing WAEC examinations.
The 13, according to the police, were contracted from Accra and other places “to write the WAEC examinations for students of PLACID International Schools in Oda.”
Those arrested are Suzzette Lamprey,19, level 100 student of University of Cape Coast, Christella Agyepong, 18, level 100 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Isabella Anning, 18, level 100 KNUST, Joyce Assabil , 21, level 100 University of Energy And Natural Resources, Agyei Elias,22, level 200 University of Professional Studies (UPS), Adjoh Wisdom ,20, level 400, UPS and ANIM Ansah ,22, level 100 ,University of Ghana ,Legon.
The rest are Antwi David, 19, level 100 (UPS), Desmond Agbesi, 26, former student of Legon, Nyamekye Patience, 19, Eugenia Obeng Boateng, 20, Darko Kelvin,18, and Annor Darkwah Prince, 22 all SHS 3 Students of First Star International School, Accra.