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Court remands Ojerinde, ex-JAMB registrar, over ‘N900m fraud’



Prof. Dibu Ojerinde

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the remand of the former registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Adedibu Ojerinde, in prison custody. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arraigned Ojerinde on Tuesday in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/97/2021, on an 18-count charge bordering on embezzlement and misappropriation of funds to the tune of N900 million.

The commission alleged that the former registrar committed multiple frauds while heading the National Examination Council (NECO) and JAMB.

Upon arraignment, Ojerinde pleaded not guilty.

Defendant counsel, Peter Olorunnishola, informed the court about a bail application he filed and served on the prosecution. He said “Ebenezer Shogunle, the prosecution counsel, filed a counter-affidavit but served it late. He then sought time to respond to the counter affidavit.”

In a ruling, the judge,  Obiora Egwuatu,  ordered that Ojerinde be kept in a correctional facility pending the hearing of his bail application, scheduled for Thursday.


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