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15.10.2008 Crime & Punishment

Six students arraigned for alleged examination malpractices

By gna
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Two students of the University of Cape Coast, Jerome Miah and Samuel Ohene Tetteh, who allegedly registered for and attempted to write the on-going 2008 private candidates examination, for their sisters, were on Wednesday arraigned at a circuit court in Cape Coast.

In the dock with them, were the sisters Justina Miah and Afua Tetebea, as well as Yeboah Peprah and Mavis Akua Peprah for similar offences.

They all pleaded not guilty to impersonation and were each granted GH¢2,000.00 bail by the court presided over by Mr Richard Asiedu-Badu.

Prosecuting Superintendent Kwadwo Antwi Tabi told the court that Jerome and Justina who are both from Kumasi, registered to write the examination at the SAMO Senior High School centre.

He alleged that they were arrested on September 13, when the supervisor detected some anomalies in their names and index numbers on their answer sheets.

He said the two siblings were found to have swapped their index numbers, and just written their last names on the answer sheets, apparently to later write the other's first name and switch the answer sheets upon completion of the paper.

He further alleged that Yeboah and Akua Peprah, had both written Yeboah Peprah on their answer sheets, and had left the last three digits of their index numbers during the English paper at Aggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School centre, where they had registered for the examination.

Ohene Tetteh and Afua Tetebea, he said, who also applied similar tactics, were arrested at the Saint Augustine's College centre during the English paper, after the supervisor had informed WAEC officials.

Justina, Jerome, Afua and Yeboah, are to re-appear on Monday, October 27 and Tetteh and Tetebea on Tuesday, November 11.

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