FORMER JAMB REGISTRAR, PROF OJERINDE IN ICPC NET OVER ALLEGED CORRUPTION

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

ICPC Spokesperson Azuka Ogugua who disclosed this on Wednesday explained that Ojerinde was arrested on 15th March 2021, in Abuja, by operatives of ICPC, and is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).

Ogugua said that Dibu 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.

Apart from that, Dibu is also being questioned by the Commission for allegedly awarding fraudulent contracts to shell companies which cannot be traced.

Also contracts for the supply of pencil and eraser at the cost of N450 million each, to Double 07 Concept Limited and Pristine Global Concept Limited, respectively, between 2013 and 2014 was awarded.

Similar contracts were allegedly awarded to Solid Figures Limited, Holywalk Limited and other companies for various sums.

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

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