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Court remands JAMB ex-Registrar over N5.2b fraud

By News Desk

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Adedibu Ojerinde, be remanded in prison custody over his ongoing trial bordering on N5.2 billion fraud.

The presiding judge, Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in her ruling on Tuesday, ordered that the embattled form JAMB boss be kept in a correctional facility pending Thursday when his bail application would be heard.

Ojerinde was arraigned on an 18-count charge, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/97/2021, in which he was accused, among others, of complicity in the diversion of public funds estimated at over N5.2billion.

However, Egwuatu declined the oral application for bail by counsel to the defendant, P.O Olorunishola, SAN, after the ICPC lawyer, Ebenezer Shogunle, opposed the submission.

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

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