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ICPC arrests ex-JAMB Registrar, Prof Ojerinde, over alleged N900m fraud

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has arrested a former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde.

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The ICPC Spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, in a statement on Wednesday, said the former JAMB registrar was arrested on Monday in Abuja for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

The ICPC spokesperson said Mr Ojerinde is currently being held on a remand warrant and would soon be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.

She said: “He (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.

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“The former JAMB boss is also being questioned by the Commission for allegedly awarding fraudulent contracts to shell companies which cannot be traced.

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“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.”

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