Charly Boy, the unconventional singer also known as Charles Oputa, has responded to the controversy surrounding Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, a candidate of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), who confessed to inflating her score to 362 using her phone.
In recent news, Nkechiyere Umeh was announced as the candidate with the highest score of 360 in the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination. However, Mmesoma, a 19-year-old Anglican Girls’ Secondary School student, Uruagu Nnewi, protested, claiming she had scored 362.
Subsequently, a committee established by the Anambra state government to investigate her claims discovered that Mmesoma had admitted to manipulating her results.
Taking to his Twitter handle on Sunday, Charly Boy reacted, acknowledging that Mmesoma had successfully fooled many people, including himself. However, he also noted that she had learned the art of forgery from political leaders.
He wrote, “Mmesoma Ejikeme fooled many, including me; check out the fluency with which she defended herself with such innocence. These children na wa, ooo.
“She is still a brilliant girl, so let’s not be in a hurry to destroy her; the parents have a lot of counseling to do with her, by the way, who never fuckup, raise ur hand.
“She learned work from leaders that believed that forgery is good, plus those who never found their WAEC results till date. Am sure she was in dis Naija as INEC was manipulating Nigeria electoral process.”