The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), had, on Sunday, withdrawn the result of Mmesoma, alleging manipulation of her scores.
The Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement, said that Miss Ejikeme claimed to have scored 362 in the 2023 UTME, but actually scored 249.
He said that the claim had attracted to her a N3m scholarship and the candidate was also set to be honoured by the Anambra State Government when one of its top officials put a call through to JAMB to confirm her claim.
He said that the Board, following the request, revealed that she scored 249 and not 362.
Benjamin said the result showing 362 that the candidate was claiming was manipulated.
He said that some of the 2023 UTME candidates were parading such fake scores in order to get undue advantage.
However, the candidate, on Monday, in a new viral video, denied manipulating her result while saying that there might have been a possible technical malfunction from the board’s system.
Mmesoma insisted that what she had was an original print out from the board’s portal, with her father also insisting on her innocence.
The Board, however, after the video, reiterated that the UTME result being paraded by the candidate ”is patently fake” and went on to bar her from sitting for its examination for the next three years.
Reacting on the issue, the ASUU President said there was a need for the ‘common committee’ to unravel which party was being economical with the truth over the issue.