Ex-JAMB Registrar detained over alleged N900m fraud

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

Ojerinde, who was arrested on March 15, 2021, in Abuja by ICPC operatives, allegedly committed multiple cases of fraud while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).

The alleged offences were perpetrated between 1999 and 2007 as well as 2008 and 2016.

The embattled ex-Registrar was alleged to have awarded contracts worth over N450 million beyond his approval threshold.

Most of the contractors could not be traced as at the time of his arrest.

But the ICPC has seized some choice assets traced to Ojerinde, who is an Emeritus Professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

A statement by the commission’s spokesperson Mrs. Azuka C. Ogugua, said Ojerinde had made useful statement.

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