Five candidates who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination are being prosecuted for allegedly altering their scores .
They were apprehended between June and September by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and handed over to the police .
JAMB Head of Information , Dr Fabian Benjamin , confirmed the prosecution of the candidates on Monday in an interview with our correspondent .
Adah Eche, Cletus Kokowa , Kingsley Unekwe and Rejoice Mordi are among the candidates facing trial.
Eche was arrested on June 24 for allegedly changing his score from 153 to 290 .
The 19- year – old confessed to the crime .
According to him , some social media users helped him to forge the results.
He said the unknown social media users claimed they could alter JAMB results .
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Eche reportedly called the numbers provided by the fraudsters to seek their help to add to his score.
A fake results slip was later sent to him .
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps arrested Kokowa in Abuja on July 4 for allegedly engaging a syndicate to alter his score from 162 to 206 , after paying N 10 , 000 .
Meanwhile , Unekwe was arrested on August 16 for changing his score from 201 to 269 .
JAMB said with the help of some people , Unekwe forged his results slip which he presented to his parents who wanted him to study medicine .
Mordi was arrested on September 8 for altering her score from 164 to 264 .
The candidate told JAMB that she got the fake results from an agent identified as Iyanu Oluwa through WhatsApp .
Benjamin said , “ Some of them have appeared in court, and most of them have been arraigned .
Others are on bail. But there is no conviction yet . ”
The JAMB chief added , “ Admission for the 2019 / 2020 session has started and certainly we have a number but I don’ t have it now .
It is still very insignificant . ”
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