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Ex JAMB Boss Remanded, Tagged With 900 Million Naira Fraud

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A former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde has been ordered to be remanded in prison, pending when the application for his bail will be perfected.

Ojerinde, who was accused of have cornered 900 Million Naira, was arraigned before an Abuja High Court on Tuesday, on a total of 18-count charges.

Although, the erstwhile JAMB Boss denied ever taking such money. He was ordered to be taken to custody, pending when one Peter Olorunmisola (SAN) opens up as the Lead Counsel.

The counsel to Ojerinde have made different efforts to get him released, but he would not still be released. He admonished the Obiora Egwuatu-Led court on reasons why it should avail him with the administrative bail awarded him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission.

The judge vehemently rejected the idea and said he was already in court. The plea that he should be released for the purpose of going for another criminal charges is totally inconsequential.

At the time of this report, official of the Federal Prison Authority, Kuje were making moves to move him to prison

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