The trial of the former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, is set to begin on Wednesday.
Professor Ojerinde will face trial over allegations of corruption and financial impropriety during his tenure as the head of JAMB.
According to reports, the trial will take place at the Federal High Court in Abuja and is expected to be presided over by Justice Obiora Egwuatu.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will prosecute the case against Professor Ojerinde.
The charges against Professor Ojerinde include an alleged diversion of JAMB’s funds, mismanagement of funds, and award of contracts without due process.
It is also alleged that he awarded contracts to companies in which he had interests, thereby violating the code of conduct for public officers.
The outcome of the trial could have significant implications for the integrity of JAMB and the Nigerian educational system as a whole.
The board has also urged the public to allow the legal process to run its course and refrain from making hasty judgments.
As the trial commences, we will keep you updated with the latest developments and outcomes. Stay tuned for more information on this developing story.