The Nigeria Police on Tuesday arraigned four persons accused of hacking into the website of the West African Examinations Council.
The suspects – Samuel Onuora, Patrick Nwodo, Effiong Joseph and Chijioke Nwachu – were arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on a 13-count charge bordering on fraud and cyber crime.
The quartet, according to the prosecuting counsel, Mr P. A. Amadi, illegally gained access into WAEC’s website and printed questions meant for the May/June 2017 Secondary School Certificate Examination, and sold same to students.
Also printed and sold to the students, according to Amadi, were answers to the said questions.
He said that the offences contravened section 28(3) of the Cyber crime Prevention and Prohibition Act 2015.
The accused persons, who were arrested in Uyo, Umuahia, Enugu and Owerri and transferred to the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.