Abuja Court Sends Ex-JAMB Registrar to Prison, Discloses Reason for Judgment

Abuja Court Sends Ex-JAMB Registrar to Prison, Discloses Reason for Judgment

  • The Federal High Court in Abuja has resumed hearing in the case against Professor Dibu Ojerinde, a former registrar of JAMB
  • The charges against the professor were filed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission
  • The anti-graft agency argued that Ojerinde has questioned to answer about the alleged mismanagement of funds at NECO

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FCT, Abuja - Professor Dibu Ojerinde, a former registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been remanded in prison following a court order.

The Federal High Court in Abuja gave the order on Tuesday, July 6, pending the hearing of his bail application, scheduled for July 8, The Nation reported.

Court denies ex-JAMB registrar Ojerinde bail over alleged fraud
Ojerinde could be released from custody depending outcome of his hearing of his bail application. Photo: Dibu Ojerinde (Professor)
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The charges against the former JAMB registrar

Ojerinde is facing an 18-count charge of complicity in the diversion of public funds estimated at N900 million brought against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

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The ICPC told the court that the Professor committed the alleged offences when he served as the registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO).

Ojerinde, however, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

Judge rejects Ojerinde's oral bail request

PM News reported that his counsel had made efforts to convince Justice Obiora Egwuatu to allow Ojerinde to continue with the administrative bail granted him, but the judge turned down the request after the ICPC lawyer, Ebenezer Shogunle, opposed the submission.

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Meanwhile, JAMB has accused some higher institutions of mobilising and awarding IJMB/JUPEB certificates to individuals who did not attend their institutions.

The Nation reported that this was disclosed by the JAMB's registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Tuesday, June 29, in Abuja, the nation's capital.

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Legit.ng gathered that Oloyede spoke at the 2021 Batch “B” pre-mobilisation workshop organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abuja.

Meanwhile, some candidates who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), have reacted to the mass failure that greeted the exam.

Leadership reported that the candidates lamented that their inability to make good grades in the exam was due to the wrong syllabus given to them in Literature in English.

The candidates made this known in Abuja on Monday, June 28, while expressing frustration over their inability to make good scores.

Source: Legit.ng

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