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The Northern Regional Police Command on Wednesday arrested three persons in Tamale for impersonating some candidates in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

A report issued by the Northern Regional Police Command in Tamale on Thursday, named the suspects as Alhassan Abdul Karim aged 20, Zakaria Abdul Rauf, aged 24, and Tanko Baba, aged 17.

The report said they were arrested at the WAEC Hall in Tamale during the Core Mathematics paper in the ongoing WASSCE.

It said Tanko Baba, a former student of Ghana Libya Senior High School (SHS) in Tamale, was found writing the paper for Alhassan Abdul Karim, who is a student of Institute of Business Studies Tamale.

It added that suspect Zakaria Abdul Rauf, a former student of Tamale SHS, was arrested while writing the paper on behalf of one Yusuf Alhassan of Institute of Business Studies Tamale.

It said the suspects were in police custody while Yusuf Alhassan was currently on the run.

10 university students, others arrested for writing WASSCE for candidates

This comes barely a day after 10 University students were also arrested by the Akim Oda Police for allegedly writing exams for some candidates of the PLACID International School in the Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The ten, comprising five women and five men, were spotted by an examiner at the centre who suspected that they were not students of the school.

Source: GNA