ICPC and Professor Dibu Ojerinde

ICPC logo and Professor Dibu Ojerinde used to illustrate the story

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has admitted ex-JAMB registrar Dibu Ojerinde to N200 million bail with two sureties.

Justice Obiora Egwuatu, who granted Mr Ojerinde’s prayer after taking the arguments of counsel to the parties in the matter, said one of the sureties must be a professor at a federal university.

He added the other surety must own a property in Abuja worth N200 million. The judge, who ruled that the sureties must produce the evidence of three years tax payment, ordered that the certified true copy of the travel documents of the defendant in the custody of a court in Minna, Niger, should be obtained.

He adjourned the matter until July 22 and 23 for a hearing. The ICPC in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CR/97/21 said the ex-JAMB registrar committed multiple frauds while heading the board and the National Examination Council (NECO).

The court had, on July 6, rejected the defendant’s bail plea after taking his plea on the 18-count charge preferred against him by the anti-corruption agency.

The rejection followed the argument of counsel to the prosecution, Ebenezer Shogunle, that his application for a “temporary bail” was unknown to the law.


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