Thursday, February 22, 2024

ICPC rejects verdict on Ojerinde, to appeal ruling

The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission has expressed its dissatisfaction with the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja on the civil rights claim filed by the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Dibu Ojerinde.

The court had fined the Commission N1 million damages and cost of N200,000 respectively for the arrest and detention of Dibu Ojerinde over allegedly corrupt practices.

The ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, said the Commission intends to appeal the ruling of the court.

“The anti-corruption agency has a valid warrant issued by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court dated 6th December, 2022.

“Prof. Ojerinde had used several false names, aliases and forged means of identification such as Akanbi Lamidi, Adeniyi Banji, Habibulahi Lamidi, Joshua Olaniran Olakuleyin, etc to perpetrate his corrupt practices through various bank accounts and still retains the resources and influence to evade justice.

“The Commission remains undaunted and will continue to discharge its responsibilities with diligence and professionalism,” she said.

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