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ICPC Arrests Ex-JAMB Registrar Ojerinde Over Alleged N900m Fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for alleged N900 million fraud.

A statement on Wednesday by ICPC Spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, said the former JAMB Boss was arrested on March 15, in Abuja.

He is accused of committing multiple frauds while at the helm at both JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO).

The statement read, “He 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.”

The former registrar was also said 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 he was the JAMB boss.

“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,” the statement added.

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