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Serious Wahala : Men land in deep trouble after hacking into WAEC website

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Serious Wahala : Men lands in deep trouble after hacking into WAEC website

Serious Wahala : Men lands in deep trouble after hacking into WAEC website

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) through Nigeria Police Force have busted Four men after daring to hack into the website.

The suspects identified as– Patrick Nwodo, Effiong Joseph Samuel Onuora, and Chijioke Nwachu – were arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on a 13-count charge bordering on fraud and cyber crime.

Pressing further, the prosecuting counsel said Mr P. A. Amadi, illegally gained access into WAEC’s website and printed questions meant for the May/June 2017 Secondary School Certificate Examination, and sold same to students. Amadi also printed and sold to the students, answers to the said questions.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said that the offences contravened section 28(3) of the Cybercrime Prevention and Prohibition Act 2015.

The accused persons, who were arrested in Umuahia, Enugu Uyo, and Owerri were transferred to the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against them.

In view of their plea, Amadi prayed that they are remanded in Kuje prison, pending the determination of the case against them.

Mr Christopher Eichie, Counsel to the defendants, applied for their bail on the grounds that the offences were bailable.

Arguing further, Eichie reminded the court that the defendants had been in police custody for close to two months.

Finally, Justice Dimgba agreed with Eichie’s submission and admitted that bail is granted the defendants.

 

Dimgba added that the bail was based on self-recognizance of the defendants’ counsel, and ordered him (counsel) to deposit his Call to Bar certificate with the court as surety.

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He (counsel) was however given the privilege to apply for the certificate each time it was needed.

Dimgba also ordered the defendants to provide one surety each, who should be either a businessman or a civil servant.

The hearing was further adjourned until October 12 for the commencement of trial.


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