ICPC Arrests Ex-JAMB Registrar, Professor Ojerinde, Over N900m Fraud

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Professor Dibu Ojerinde has been arrested for allegedly misappropriating N900 .

former Registrar Joint Admission and Matriculation Board () was arrested on 15th March 2021, Abuja, by operatives Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

He is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading and National Examination Council (NECO).

A statement released by commission says Ojerinde has been detained by Commission for questioning over allegations multiple identities, abuse , laundering, tax evasion, and making false statements to public officials. former boss is 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 each, to Double 07 Concept Limited and Pristine Concept Limited, respectively, between 2013 and 2014 while heading JAMB.

There is no evidence to show that the items which are examination were supplied as the contractors cannot 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 .” the statement part read.