Romanus Ejikeme, the father of Mmesoma Ejikeme- the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate accused of falsifying her result, has said he does not know where his daughter registered for the examination.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had alleged that scammers may have duped Miss Mmesoma or that she was part of a “high-level syndicate” that it claimed had been responsible for manufacturing fake UTME results.
But as part of efforts to unravel the mystery surrounding the matter, Mr Ejikeme was asked where his daughter registered for the examination, but the commercial motorcyclist and musician said only Miss Mmesoma could tell where she registered.
“But I gave her the money for the registration, and I can vouch for her that she cannot forge any result,” Mr Ejikeme said.
JAMB bSunday released the details of the best ten candidates in the examination, emphatically claimed that Miss Mmesoma falsified her result and that scammers may have duped her without knowing.
The agency gave the candidate’s result in the examination as 249, saying the mutilated copy of the notification of the result she displayed in a video posted by her confirmed that the 2023 result of the candidates was not designed in such a format.
But the candidate has also insisted that she printed the result from JAMB’s website. She added that the SMS she received from the board also indicated she scored 362 and that it came from JAMB.