BREAKING: Prof. Ojerinde awarded pencil, eraser contract for N900m – ICPC arrests ex-JAMB Registrar

The Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) has arrested an ex-Registrar and Chief Govt Officer of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde.

Azuka Ogugua, the ICPC spokesperson, confirmed this in an announcement on Wednesday.

Ogugua stated Ojerinde allegedly dedicated completely different frauds to the tune of N900 million whereas heading JAMB and the Nationwide Examination Council (NECO).

He’s being detained over allegations of a number of identities, abuse of workplace, cash laundering, tax evasion and making false statements to public officers.

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Ojerinde can also be being questioned for allegedly awarding fraudulent contracts to shell corporations that can not be traced.

“He was alleged to have awarded contracts for the provision of pencil and eraser at the price of N450 million every, to Double 07 Idea Restricted and Pristine International Idea Restricted, respectively, between 2013 and 2014 whereas heading JAMB”, ICPC stated.

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The fee stated there is no such thing as a proof to point out that the gadgets, that are examination supplies, have been equipped because the contractors can’t be discovered.

In accordance with the ICPC, comparable contracts have been allegedly awarded to Strong Figures Restricted, Holywalk Restricted, and different corporations for numerous sums with none hint of execution.

Prof. Ojerinde shall be charged to court docket after the conclusion of the investigation.

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