ICPC to re-arraign ex-JAMB Registrar, Ojerinde, on fresh fraud charges today


The Independent Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Commission will today re-arraign former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Dibu Ojerinde, before Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja.

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The anti-graft agency disclosed the development to The Point, stating that the ex-JAMB boss will be arraigned on fresh charges.

Ojerinde and others were on July 6, 2021, arraigned before Justice Obiora Egwuatu by the ICPC on an 18-count charge bordering on alleged N5b fraud.

He was partly accused of using his position as Registrar of JAMB to confer corrupt advantage upon one Jimoh Olabisi Olatunde, a public officer, by instructing Zenith Bank Plc to open an account No. 1002833087 in the name of JAMB/J.O. Olabisi into which he allegedly diverted a cumulative sum of N2, 769,083,044.04 (Two Billion, Seven Hundred and Sixty-Nine Million, Eighty Three Thousand, Four Hundred and Forty-Six Naira, Four Kobo).

The professor had pleaded not guilty to the charges, paving way for his trial.

But he later entered into a plea bargain between him and the ICPC but it did not work out, leading to the continuation of trial, though he was granted bail by the judge.

However, he was rearrested at the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on January 26, 2023 by officers of the ICPC following a bench warrant obtained from the court after new developments and fresh facts regarding the allegations against him.