Alleged N900m fraud: Court remands Ex-JAMB Registrar, Dibu Ojerinde
NEWSMAN, Abuja – A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Adedibu Ojerinde be remanded in prison custody.
Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in a ruling, ordered that Ojerinde be kept in a correctional facility pending the hearing of his bail application, scheduled for July 8.
Ojerinde was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday on 18-count charges of fraud.
Although the ex-JAMB Registrar denied all the charges, he was ordered to be taken to custody till Thursday when his lawyer, Peter Olorunmisola (SAN), will formally apply for his bail.
The counsel had made desperate efforts to convince Justice Obiora Egwuatu to allow Ojerinde continue with the administrative bail granted him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Judge turned down the request on the ground that such was not grantable having been arraigned in court.
The plea that he be allowed home to enable him attend another trial in Minna, Niger State, on criminal charges was also rejected by the court, Daily Post reported.
At the time of this report, official of the Federal Prison Authority, Kuje were making moves to move him to prison