The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Bayelsa have arrested four male candidates for vandalism during the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME’s.
State Commandant of NSCDC, Christiana Abiakam-Omanu, disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday.
Mrs Obiakam-Omanu revealed that the suspects were arrested at a Computer-Based Test Centre, CBT, in Federal University Otuoke.
She warned that NSCDC would not tolerate vandalism of government infrastructure adding that the corps remained committed to its mandate and would spare “no effort in prosecuting vandals.”
According to her, the four male candidates registered for the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, CBT examination in Otuoke centre in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
She said: “The suspects on June 22, disrupted the smooth exercise that was ongoing and destroyed some facilities in the centre.
”They were allowed to participate in the examination having been registered by JAMB as candidates for the exams.”
Speaking about the ongoing investigation, the commandant added that if found culpable, the suspects would face the full weight of the law.
According to reports, the four suspects appealed for leniency from the government for their actions.