The House of Representatives has waded into the allegation of result forgery leveled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) against a 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme.

The lawmakers expressed concerns that the exam body acted in an unprofessional manner in a matter involving a minor by withdrawing the candidate’s result and banning her for three years.

They said the girl may have been manipulated by an adult.

The House subsequently set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the matter and asked JAMB to stay in action until the green chamber concludes its investigation.

Earlier, in a video released by the young girl which has gone viral, Mmesoma narrated how she obtained the result from the JAMB portal and was surprised when she heard stories of forged results.

“I printed the result from the JAMB portal,” she said. “They now saying that I forged my result is what I don’t know. I am traumatized that they accused me of forging my result. I am not capable of forging results.”

On Sunday, JAMB accused the candidate of “manipulating” her result in this year’s examination.

“Miss Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma had scored 249 and not 362 she claimed,” the exam body insisted.

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