ICPC Detains Former JAMB Registrar Over Alleged N900million Fraud - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, March 18, 2021

ICPC Detains Former JAMB Registrar Over Alleged N900million Fraud

A former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde is being detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

Ojerinde, who was accused of  multiple cases of fraud while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO) between 1999 and 2007 as well as 2008 and 2016, was arrested by the Operatives of the anti-graft agency last March ,15 in Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory 

The commission’s spokesperson Mrs. Azuka C. Ogugua who made this known in a statement,said Ojerinde had made useful statement to ICPC 

The embattled ex-Registrar was said to have awarded contracts worth over N450 million beyond his approval threshold 

ICPC seized some choice assets linked to Ojerinde ,since most of the contractors  could not be traced as at the time of his arrest.

According to ICPC, the alleged lotted funds were discovered on various dates from accountants who served under Ojerinde in the two agencies.

Meanwhile a Federal High Court in Minna, the Niger State capital, has given an order of restitution and forfeiture to the Federal Government of all the assets that were found to have been corruptly acquired with public funds for Ojerinde

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