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Ex-JAMB Registrar, Ojerinde released on bail after 10 days in Prison




The previous Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Lawrence Adedibu Ojerinde has ultimately been launched on bail after spending 10 days on the Suleja jail in Niger State.


Ojerinde was launched from Suleja jail on Saturday night after absolutely perfecting the N200M bail granted him by a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja on July 8 following his arraignment on corruption fees by the federal authorities.

DAILY POST learnt authoritatively that the previous JAMB Registrar stepped out of the jail within the night when his bail file authorized on Friday by Justice Obiora Egwatu obtained to the jail authorities.

The delay in assembly up the bail situations was stated to have been resulting from stringent nature of some points of the bail.

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Amongst others, the authorized division of the Unbiased Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee, ICPC, was reported to have delayed in investigating the paperwork equipped by his two sureties.

DAILY POST gathered that after a lot efforts, ICPC counsel Mr Emmanuel Shogunle investigated the sureties paperwork as ordered by the court docket, confirmed their authenticity and endorsed them.

Ojerinde reportedly joined his members of the family and associates thereafter when the Suleja jail authorities acted on the endorsement of Egwuatu.

Alhaji Jamiyu Opeyeru, one of many shut associates of former JAMB Registrar confirmed to DAILY POST that his pal has breathed the air of freedom.

“I can verify to you that Professor Ojerinde, the Asiwaju, has simply been launched on bail. He has simply joined us and I need to thank those that recognized with us throughout this turbulent interval.

“Assembly the bail situations was not all that straightforward however thank God we scaled the hurdle efficiently. We thank those that volunteered to face his surety.”

Opeyeru, nonetheless, declined to call the College Professor and the Abuja resident who bailed the ex-JAMB Registrar.

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Justice Obiora Egwuatu in a ruling on Ojerinde’s bail utility on July 8 held that bail was on the discretion of the court docket, including that there was no proof earlier than him why the defendant shouldn’t be admitted to bail.

Nevertheless, he ordered that Ojerinde be admitted to bail within the sum of N200 million naira two sureties in like sum one in all whom should be a resident of Abuja with possession of landed property and present proof of three years tax fee.

Justice Egwuatu additionally directed that the title paperwork of the landed property in Abuja should be verified by the court docket together with operatives of ICPC

The second surety, the Choose held should be a professor of a college.

The Professor as well as should present documented proof of professorship, letter of appointment and employees identification card.

Justice Egwuatu subsequently mounted July 22 and 23 for trial.

The Unbiased Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee(ICPC) had arraigned the previous JAMB Registrar on an 18 depend cost bordering on diversion of public funds to the tune of over N5 billion naira.

He was stated to have dedicated the offense throughout his tenure as Registrar of the Nationwide Examination Council (NECO) and JAMB.

He pleaded not responsible to all the costs and his lawyer, Chief Peter Oluwannishola, SAN urged the court docket to grant his shopper bail to allow him put together for his trial.

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