Court Remands Former Jamb Registrar In Prison for ?5.2b Fraud

A former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Adedibu Ojerinde, has been remanded in prison custody, by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

In a ruling on Tuesday, Justice Obiora Egwuatu, ordered that Ojerinde be kept in a correctional facility pending the hearing of his bail application, scheduled for July 8.

Ojerinde, was arraigned on an 18-count charge, in which he was accused, among others, of complicity in the diversion of public funds estimated at over N5.2billion.

The prosecuting agency – the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission(ICPC) – said Ojerinde committed the alleged offences, contained in the charge, from 2003 when he served as the Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO) till 2021.

Ojerinde pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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