Properties belonging to the former registrar of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, Dibu Ojerinde have been forfeited to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC following a court order from a federal high court in Abuja.
POLITICS NIGERIA reliably gathered that the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu ruled that Ojerinde’s properties were acquired with public funds which represent proceeds of unlawful corrupt activities.
In the order, the Justice stressed further that any person interested in the said properties should appear before the court to show cause within fourteen days of the publication why a final forfeiture order should not be made in favour of the Federal government.
“An order of this Honourable Court is hereby made for the interim forfeiture to the Federal Republic of Nigeria of all the immovable properties listed in A attached to the affidavit in support and marked by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) upon reasonable suspicion that each of the said properties was acquired with public funds and/or represents the proceeds of unlawful corrupt activities.”
“An interim order of this Honourable Court is hereby made that the properties attached/forfeited-interim and be managed and controlled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission,” the order read.
POLITICS NIGERIA also learnt that the Ojerinde is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC. His son, Hon. Olumide Ojerinde currently holds the Oorelope/Irepo/Olorunsogo federal constituency seat.