ICPC arrests 10 suspects for selling plagiarised academic thesis online

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Published October 17, 2020

Adelani Adepegba , Abuja

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has arrested 10 persons involved in the advertisement and sale of completed academic projects to students online .

The suspects allegedly packaged and marketed plagiarised academic theses to desperate students to assist them to unlawfully fulfil the requirement for the award of different degrees across the country .

Investigations revealed that some of the culprits of the online project scam were resident at Cross River, Ebonyi , Enugu and Anambra States .

A statement on Saturday , by the ICPC spokesperson , Mrs Azuka Ogugua , said six of the suspects had been released on bail while the remaining four who were seriously implicated in the matter were assisting the commission with useful information .

According to the statement titled , ‘ICPC clamps down on online academic fraudsters, ’ Items seized from the suspects for forensic analysis – laptops and mobile phones – would be returned after investigations provided they were not required as exhibits 

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