A former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB); Prof. Dibu Ojerinde has been arrested by operatives of the Independent Corrupt and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for his allege involvement in the gross misappropriation of a sum of money totalling 900 million during his tenure at the Board.
Prof. Ojerinde, who was arrested on 15th March 2021 in Abuja by operatives of ICPC, is alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).
In a statement issued by the spokesperson of the commission; Mrs. Azuka C. Ogugua, it was revealed that the former Jamb boss has been held in Custody to answer his crimes.
According to the statement:
“Ojerinde has been detained by the commission for questioning over allegations of multiple identities, abuse of office, money laundering, tax evasion and making false statements to public officials.
“The former JAMB boss is also being questioned by the Commission for allegedly awarding fraudulent contracts to shell companies which cannot be traced.
”He was alleged to have awarded contracts for the supply of 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 to show that the items which are examination materials 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.
”Prof. Ojerinde is being held on a remand warrant and will soon be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.”