Embattled Former JAMB boss, children to answer for fraud crimes

JAMB Registrar

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has dragged the former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde to court over N5 billion fraud.

The former JAMB boss, six private companies linked to him and four of his children were charged before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, for their involvement in official corruption and conspiracy to conceal fraud.

In a 17-count charge, the anti-corruption agency accused Prof. Ojerinde of diverting money meant for JAMB, while serving as head of the agency between 2008 to 2015.

Ojerinde was further accused of creating six shell companies and running accounts under fictitious names to divert government money into private use.

The children also charged before the Federal High Court, Maitama are Mary Funmilayo, a one-time House of Representatives member; Olumide Abiodun, Adedayo and Oluwaseun Adeniyi.

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