The money laundering trial of a former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, alongside his four children accused of diverting about ₦6billion fund, comes up tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, at Justice Ekwo’s Court, Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja
An impeccable source at the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission confirmed to our correspondent Tuesday night that Ojerinde is expected to be arraigned alongside his four children at 9 am on Wednesday.
The NEWSUPDATE247 reports how the ICPC dragged the Professor, six private companies, and four of his children to court before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, for their alleged involvement in official corruption.
Ojerinde was further accused of creating six companies and running accounts under fictitious names to divert government money for private use.The indicted companies include Sapati International Schools Ltd, Doyin Ogbohi Petroleum Ltd, Trillium Learning Centre, Cheng Marbles Ltd and Standout Institute Ltd.His children also charged before the Federal High Court, Maitama includes a former House of Representatives member, Mary Funmilayo, Olumide Abiodun, Adedayo, and Oluwaseun Adeniyi.
In a 17-count charge against them, the anti-graft agency accused Ojerinde of diverting money meant for JAMB, while serving as head of the agency between 2008 to 2015.The accused persons couldn’t take their plea in court at the last sitting due to the absence of the children.Justice Ekwo, however, granted permission to the request by the ICPC counsel, Henry Emore, to serve the accused persons through their counsel who was in court, while the matter was adjourned to April 19, 2023, for trial.