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

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Professor Dibu Ojerinde has been arrested for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

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

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

A statement released by the commission says Ojerinde has been detained by the Commission for questioning over allegations multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion, and making false statements public officials. The former JAMB boss is also being questioned by the Commission for allegedly awarding fraudulent contracts to shell companies that cannot be traced.

”He was alleged have awarded contracts for the supply 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.

There is no evidence show that the items which are examination materials were supplied as the contractors cannot be found.

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

Professor Ojerinde is being held on a remand warrant and will soon be charged court upon the conclusion of investigation.” the statement in part read.