Police officials in Asaba, Delta State capital, have arrested a retired federal civil servant Fredrick Omorieve, 66, and his wife, Evelyn Omorieve, after they were allegedly caught writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for their two children.
The plain-clothed officers arrested the duo at the venue of the examination in Benin-City, following a tip-off over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
Punch reports that the couple were sitting for an examination in one of the “miracle centres” operating in Edo State for their two children, a male and female.
The police detectives reportedly took their statements under cautions released them on bail but rearrested them on Saturday, September 12, 2015 for jumping bail.
The couple are currently in the police custody where they are helping the officers with further investigations.
The state Police Commissioner, Alkali Baba Usman, who confirmed the incident said their case file was transferred from the Edo State Police Command to Delta State after they allegedly jumped bail.
It was learnt from sources that the couple yielded to the pressure of assisting their children to write the exam on Thursday, September 10, 2015 because they had failed the same examination for over three times.