In a shocking incident at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile Ife, Osun State, a man disguised as a supervisor has been arrested for allegedly stealing phones during an exam.
News About Nigeria gathered that the suspect, an extra-year student who was still on campus to complete some spillover carryovers, reportedly posed as an exam invigilator and took advantage of the situation to pilfer students’ phones.
According to sources, the imposter gained access to the exam centers and began stealing phones while students were engrossed in their examinations.
However, his actions did not go unnoticed as some alert undergraduates caught him in the act, exposing his deceit.
The students, filled with anger and frustration, chanted “Ole Ole!” (meaning “thief” in Yoruba) to shame the culprit.
A video capturing the incident surfaced online, showing the students closely monitoring the fake supervisor while campus security intervened and took him into custody.
The campus security personnel promptly handed him over to the police authorities for further investigation and legal action.
The incident has sparked concerns among students and raised questions about the security measures in place during exams.
The university administration is expected to review and reinforce security protocols to prevent such incidents from recurring in the future.
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Cases of exam malpractice and misconduct have been a longstanding challenge in educational institutions.
However, incidents involving individuals posing as invigilators to commit theft during exams are relatively rare.
Such incidents not only disrupt the integrity of the examination process but also compromise the safety and trust of students.