Ten persons have entered the frying pan of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over their alleged involvement in the advertisement and sale of completed academic projects to students online.
The ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, who confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said the suspects allegedly packaged and sold plagiarised academic theses to desperate students to fulfill the requirement for the award of university degrees in the country.
She confirmed that the suspects were indigenes of Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Cross River States.
Ogugua, however, stated that six of the suspects had been released on bail while the remaining four that had been seriously implicated in the matter are assisting the commission with useful information.
The statement read: “The arrest was the outcome of the ongoing inter-agency collaboration between the ICPC and the National University Commission aimed at putting an end to the fast-rising scam on academic projects on the internet.
“ICPC hereby wishes to advise all Nigerian students not to fall prey to this ploy by fraudsters on the internet as anyone caught patronising their sites would not be spared as the commission would bring to bear appropriate laws against plagiarism and examination malpractice on them.”