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Court remands Dibu Ojerinde in Custody for 900 million fraud

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Dibu Ojerinde is a Nigerian professor of Tests and Measurement, educational administrator and a former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

Ojerinde was arrested in March for allegedly misappropriating N900 million during his service as JAMB and National Examination Council (NECO) registrar.

Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ( ICPC) alleged that Ojerinde perpetrated the fraud from April 10, 2012 to August 1, 2016, and the Registrar of the NECO between 1999 and 2007.

The commission said the suspect was interrogated on various allegations of multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion, making false statements, and awarding fraudulent contracts to untraceable shell companies.

The trial judge, Obiora Egwuatu, turned down the oral application for bail by defence Ojerinde’s counsel, P.O Olorunishola.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ICPC’s prosecuting lawyer, Ebenezer Shogunle, opposed the defence lawyer’s submission.

The former chief executive officer of JAMB is the sole defendant in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/97/21 bordering on alleged misappropriation of about N900 million.

 

Written by: Busayo Babs

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