Prof. Ojerinde, Former JAMB registrar properties Seized for corruption
The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has confiscated some properties attributed to the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Dibu Ojerinde.
According to ICPC, the seizure of the properties followed an ongoing investigation into the “excessive” properties of the former JAMB registrar.
According to the investigation, the commission is of the opinion that the property owned by Mr. Ojerinde is excessive, taking into account his income and other relevant circumstances.
The ICCP said: “The real property owned by Mr. Ojerinde is seized, either by himself or through his attorneys, agents and attorneys listed below.”
- Trillion Learning Center along Yidi Road Ilorin Kwara State.
- MRS Service Station, Sango Road Ilorin Kwara State.
- Sound Bar Club House located at GRA Ilorin Kwara State.
- Kiddies Cove Educare located in nearby Buddon, GRA state Ilorin Kwara
- Cheng Marble Factory, Ganmo Ilorin Kwara State.
- 5-bedroom independent duplex located in house No. 42 EFAB city Abuja Estate.
- 4-bedroom bungalow located in house no.7 EFAB city Estate Abuja.
- 5 bedroom independent duplex located in house No. 46 EFAB city Abuja Estate.
- A two-bedroom semi-detached bungalow unit located in house No. 9 EFAB City Estate Abuja.
- Three bedroom bungalow located in House No. 4 Kadu Estate Abuja.
- Parkan service station located along the Ife highway, Ibadan Oyo state.
- Oke-Afin Hostel located in front of the Ladoke Akintola Technological University of the Ogbomosho Oyo state.
- 1 three-bedroom bungalow unit located in House 4 Achimota phase 2 Accra Ghana.
Mr. Ojerinde, who now works at the Obafemi Awolowo Ile-Ife University College of Education, Osun State, was JAMB Boss between 2007 and 2016. While in office, the highest amount he sent to the federal government was N3million.
After leaving office, his successor, Ishaq Oloyede, remitted unspent funds of approximately N5 billion in the first year without an increase in JAMB’s charges or fees.
This led many to suspect that Ojerinde was corrupt, especially when he returned a much smaller sum in his nine years as JAMB chief.
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