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ICPC Arrested Ex-JAMB Registrar, Dibu Ojerinde

A former Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde has been arrested by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over Fraud.

Prof. Ojerinde was arrested in Abuja for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

He was said to have committed multiple frauds while in charge of JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).

A statement released by the commission said, 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 was also being questioned by the Commission for allegedly awarding fraudulent contracts to shell companies that cannot be traced.

He was alleged to have awarded 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 while heading JAMB.

The statement read in part: “There is no evidence to show that the items which are examination materials were supplied as the contractors could not be found.

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

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


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