By Babajide Okeowo
Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Adedibu Ojerinde bail in his alleged fraud case.
The bail granted was in the sum of 200 million naira (N200,000,000) and two sureties in like sum, who also must be resident in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to Justice Egwuatu, one of the sureties must be a professor in a Federal University, and the other, a property owner in Abuja.
The residences of the sureties must be verified by the prosecution, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
While adjourning the case to the 22nd of July for trial, the judge ordered that the former registrar deposits his international passport with the court.
Recall that Professor Ojerinde is facing an 18 count charge where he is accused of complicity in the diversion of public funds estimated at over 5.2 billion naira