By Emmanuel Adeleke
Operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have re-arrested the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Dibu Ojerinde.
Ojerinde, who is already facing trial for allegedly diverting the sum of N5billion, was arrested at the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja, shortly after his case was adjourned till February 15.
It was gathered that the arrest order was issued by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, following an ex-parte application filed by the ICPC.
A former deputy director of finance at JAMB, Mr Jimoh Olabisi, who appeared as a witness in Ojerinde’s trial, had in his evidence before the court, made indicting revelations that were not part of the charge against the defendant.
“There are still so many things that we want the fefendant to explain but because he has been on bail, he has been reluctant to make himself available to the commission.
“As a law abiding institution, we approached the court and obtained a warrant for his arrest. It is that warrant that we have executed,” a member of the prosecution team who pleaded anonymity told newsmen.
Ojerinde was arrested while he was heading to his car with one of his sons, after the trial judge, Justice Obiora Egwatu adjourned proceedings on the 18-count charge the ICPC filed against the former JAMB Registrar.
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