N5.2bn fraud Ex-JAMB registrar to spend 48 hours in prison
N5.2bn fraud Ex-JAMB registrar to spend 48 hours in prison. The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered that the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof Adedibu Ojerinde, be remanded in a correctional facility pending the hearing of his bail application on Thursday.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu made the order after the former JAMB boss was arraigned on 18 counts bordering on alleged fraud and diversion of public funds to the tune of N5.2bn.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CR/97/2021, Ojerinde was alleged to have committed the offense during his tenure as the registrar of the National Examination Council and JAMB.
Ojerinde pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Counsel for the defendant, Peter Olorunnishola, SAN, informed the court of the bail application that had been filed and served.
Olorunnishola also stated that the counsel for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, Ebenezer Shogunle, had served him his counter-affidavit to the bail application and that he needed to respond to it. He subsequently asked for time to do so.
Shogunle did not object to the request by the defence counsel for additional time.
He, however, opposed the defence counsel’s request for the defendant to be allowed to remain on administrative bail.
The court adjourned till Thursday, July 8, to consider the bail application.
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