The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will today (Friday) arraign former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Adedibu Ojerinde, at the Federal High Court.
Ojerinde will be arraigned on new charges before Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, at 9:00 a.m on Friday, March 24, according to judicial sources who confirmed the arraignment to Quest Times.
The commission has filed fresh graft charges against the former JAMB chief for his involvement in fund diversion from 2006 to 2016.
Ojerinde allegedly used false identities and forged documents in the names of Joshua Olakulehin Olaniran and Akanbi Lamidi to operate those accounts. He also allegedly used another alias, Adeniyi Banji, to run a separate account under the name Standout Institutes Ltd.
According to QUEST TIMES’ checks, Ojerinde will be charged again. According to our source, the ICPC new charges against the ex-JAMB chief are coming after several underhand attempts by Ojerinde to truncate previous efforts to bring him to accountability over acts of corruption allegedly perpetrated while in office.
Our investigations also reveal that Ojerinde has been detained by the ICPC ahead of the new charges to be filed against him in court.
It should be noted that the commission re-arrested Ojerinde in January on allegations that he had opened two accounts in the names of Trillium Learning Centre Ltd and Sapati International Schools Ltd into which funds were diverted using fictitious student names.