Fri. Apr 16th, 2021

Fraud: ICPC arrests Former JAMB Registrar, Prof Ojerinde Over Alleged N900m Fraud

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Victoria Ogunrinde

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Professor Dibu Ojerinde.

The ICPC Spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, in a statement on Wednesday said the former JAMB Boss was arrested on March 15, 2021, in Abuja for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

Ojerinde is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council.

The ICPC spokesperson said Ojerinde is currently being held on a remand warrant and will soon be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.

Part of the statement read, “He (Ojerinde) has been detained by the Commission for questioning over allegations of multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion, and making false statements to public officials.

“The former JAMB boss is also being questioned by the Commission for allegedly awarding fraudulent contracts to shell companies which cannot be traced.

“There is no evidence to show that the items which are examination materials were supplied as the contractors cannot be found.

“Similar contracts were allegedly awarded to Solid Figures Limited, Holywalk Limited, and other companies for various sums without any trace of executions.”

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