N900m fraud: ICPC holds ex-JAMB registrar

N900m fraud: ICPC holds ex-JAMB registrar

The Unbiased Fee on Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offenses (ICPC) detained a former Registrar and CEO (CEO) of the Joint Admission and Enrollment Council (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900 million.

Ojerinde, who was arrested on March 15, 2021, in Abuja by ICPC brokers, reportedly dedicated a number of instances of fraud whereas main the JAMB and the Nationwide Examination Council (NECO).

The alleged crimes had been dedicated between 1999 and 2007, in addition to between 2008 and 2016.

The embattled ex-registrar was accused of getting awarded contracts value N450 million past his approval restrict.

Most contractors weren’t capable of be traced on the time of their arrest.

However the ICPC has confiscated some essential belongings attributed to Ojerinde, who’s an emeritus professor at Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU).

An announcement by the fee’s spokeswoman, Ms. Azuka C. Ogugua, stated that Ojerinde had made a helpful assertion.

Final evening, a significant supply revealed how Ojerinde allegedly indulged in fraudulent enterprise.

A senior supply stated the ex-registrar was being questioned about a number of id allegations, abuse of workplace, theft, anticipated charge fraud, cash laundering, false statements to public officers and tax evasion, amongst others.

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The supply stated that some belongings chosen by the ex-registrar had been seized after a court docket order.

The supply stated the investigation “efficiently linked the N1.7 billion supply used to accumulate among the properties to NECO and JAMB via a non-public lawyer primarily based in Abuja.

“The lawyer admitted that he collected the funds on a number of dates from an accountant who labored for Prof. Ojerinde in each companies ”.

As well as, a Supreme Federal Courtroom in Minna, the capital of the state of Niger, gave an order for restitution and confiscation to the Federal Authorities of all belongings that had been discovered to have been corruptly acquired with public funds for Ojerinde.

A doc obtained final evening confirmed the confiscation, primarily based on a court docket order.

As well as, the ICPC yesterday denounced Okoi Obono-Obla, a former Particular Assistant to the President of the Prosecutor’s Workplace, for alleged fraud of N10.1 million, in a Superior Courtroom of the Territory of the Federal Capital (FCT).

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Obono-Obla, who was chairman of the extinct Particular Presidential Investigation Panel for the Restoration of Public Property (SPIP), was additionally accused of failing to honor the ICPC invitation.

Additionally cited is the Senior Assistant of Obono-Obla, Particular Duties (Protocol), Aliyu Ibrahim.

The previous president of SPIP was indicted on January 22 earlier than the court docket alongside Ibrahim and ABR International Petroleum Sources Restricted managing director Daniel Omughele.

They had been prosecuted in a cost of 10 courts bordering the diversion of N19.9 million destined to produce the SPIP workplace.

ICPC legal professional Olusola Bayeshea (SAN) knowledgeable the court docket of a plaintiff’s request, requesting the court docket’s authorization to alter the fees in opposition to the defendants.

Decide Olukayode Adeniyi granted the request as he prayed and dismissed the third defendant.

When the corrected cost was learn to the 2 defendants, they pleaded not responsible.

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The ICPC claimed that Obono-Obla and Ibrahim conspired and gave the second defendant an unfair benefit by deflecting N10.2 million.

The anti-graft company claimed it was a part of the N15.1 million allotted to some contractors by Nigeria Deposit Insurance coverage Company (NDIC) to offer SPIP workplaces on ABR International Petroleum Sources Ltd’s account, the place Ibrahim is a director and signer of his account.

The company stated with that, the defendants dedicated a criminal offense opposite to Part 26 (1) (c) and punishable underneath Part 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offenses Act 2000.

The anti-bribery company additionally accused the previous SPIP president of refusing to honor an invite in July 2018.

This, stated the ICPC, is opposite to Part 28 (1) (a) and punishable underneath Part 28 (10) of the ICPC Act.

Decide Adeniyi suspended the matter till Could 24, Could 26 and Could 27 for a listening to.

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