Anambra candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme, who was accused by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board of forging her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Monday insisted that she didn’t forge her result as claimed by the examination board.
Ejikeme stated this in a video obtained by our correspondent in Abuja.
The PUNCH reports that JAMB in a statement on Sunday evening noted that Ejikeme manually inflated her UTME result from 249 to 362 and used her manually inflated score to attract a N3m scholarship from Innoson Motors and was set to be awarded by the Anambra state government before she was exposed.
“The most pathetic of them all is the case of Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, who claimed to have scored 362 in the 2023 UTME and was awarded a N3m scholarship by Chief (Dr.) Innocent Chukwuma. She was even set to be honoured by the Anambra State Government when one of its top officials put a call through to JAMB to confirm her claim only for the Board to reveal that Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma had actually scored 249 and not 362 she claimed. She had manipulated her UTME result to deceive the public to fraudulently obtain a scholarship and other recognitions,” a statement by JAMB said.
However, speaking in the video, Ejikeme said, “My name is Ejikeme Mmesoma. I’m the owner of this result. I went to the JAMB portal to print this result and this is the result they gave me. This is my aggregate, 362.
“They scan the QR code on my result and it showed a Yoruba name — Omotola Afolabi who scored 138.
“The same Omotola scored 338 when it was rechecked and this evidence showed that there is a problem.
“This is exactly how I printed and downloaded it from their site. So saying that I forged my result is what I don’t know and I am traumatised that they accused me of forging my results because I’m not capable of forging my result,” she added.
She however stressed that both JAMB and DSS when informed did not carry out their investigation on the matter before the board concluded that she forged her result.
The spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin is yet to react to the video at the time of filing this report.