The marriage between the Registrar/Chief Executive of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde and his second wife, Barrister Yinka Ojerinde after he lost his first wife and mother of his elder children, Olaolu and Dayo in a ghastly motor accident, was always unlikely to survive. However, the painful and messy way the end game played out stinks.
A fairytale marriage, inside sources said that trouble really started when the former National Examination Council, NECO’s registrar was allegedly discovered together in a compromising situation with a lady related to his wife by his spouse in the couple’s matrimonial home in Igboho (pictured left).
The incident allegedly tore the couple apart to the point that the estranged wife threatened to spill the beans. It was said that at a time, the warring couple went diabolical and in the long run parted ways.
It was further gathered that Prof. Ojerinde’s marital life experienced severe turbulence, however, the first Nigerian Professor of Tests and Measurement’s personal finances has been top notch.
Sources said that the JAMB Registrar was an example of public office holders who steal us blind to acquire choice properties and undertake some investment activities.
And when orijoreporter called and texted Prof. Ojerinde severally on his three mobile lines to deny or confirm the allegations that he was involved in illicit enrichment, there was no response. However, investigation revealed that the JAMB Registrar owns Sapati International School and Trillium Learning Centre, a secondary and primary schools respectively, in the Ivy League where the rich with deep pockets pay handsomely to have their wards.
Equipped with modern educational facilities, Sapati International School is in Ilorin suburb along Ajase-Ipo Road. The school principal, Mr. Whitebread R.M is a Briton expatriate (pictured right above with students). Her sister company, Trillium Learning Centre (pictured right below), a nursery and primary school is tucked away in Yidi Road in the same Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, and it is equally an upscale school where rich parents across West African countries enroll their kids.
Impeccable sources said that the ‘Oluomo of Igboho land’ (a chieftaincy title conferred on Prof. Ojerinde by the Oba of Igboho), by proxy allegedly owns a microfinance bank, Osaka Micro-Finance Bank located around the popular Owode Market in the sleepy little town.
Interestingly, Osaka Micro-Finance Bank is the only bank in the entire Igboho besides a Wema Bank branch.
Orijoreporter gathered that the JAMB Registrar has investments in the downstream sector, and his petrol stations are scattered across the country. The long list includes, an MRS Station at Sango-Kunlende Area in Ilorin, which is managed by his brother, Alhaji Muri, an AP in Ile-Ife managed by his son, Dayo, Taplan Filling Station along Ife Road and Doyin Filling Station at Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
It was also said that Prof. Ojerinde has business interests in Singapore and Australia.
Investigation revealed that the JAMB Registrar recently set his son, Laolu up in business. A pub and named Sound Bar, it occupies one of the many properties of Prof. Ojerinde in Ilorin G.R.A. An A-list night club in Ilorin, Sound Bar(pictured below) at differnt times played host to top artistes, including 2Face.