The former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Lawrence Ojerinde, his three sons and daughter-in-law, have been re-arraigned by the Federal Government for allegedly selling off its property in Ghana. Mr. Ojerinde, alongside four of his children, Mary Ojerinde, Olumide Ojerinde, Adebayo Ojerinde and Oluwaseun Ojerinde, among other defendants. The accused persons who were all present in court were docked on 17-count criminal charges by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC). The rest of the defendants are six companies linked to him, namely: Doyin Ogbohi Petroleum Limited, Cheng Marbles Limited, Sapati International Schools Limited, Trillium Learning Centre Limited, Standout Institutes Limited and Esli Perfect Security Printers Limited.
The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, for the 2023 general election, Dumebi kachikwu, has called on President Tinubu to beam his searchlight and order for a comprehensive forensic audit into the activities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Central Bank of Nigeria. The former presidential candidate made this call during a democracy day broadcast yesterday, Monday, saying such a probe will not only uncover rot in these three critical sectors of the nation's economy but also will give headway to the president to reposition the nation’s economy for the betterment of the nation ahead of the challenge that has left the country in bad shape.
Armed security personnel raided two (2) houses belonging to the immediate former Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle on Friday where over 40 government vehicles were allegedly recovered. This was made known in a statement issued on Friday by Suleiman Idris, the spokesperson of the current Governor, Dauda Lawal which stated that the raid was backed by a court order and search warrant.
The Senate has passed a Bill to amend the Independent Corrupt Practice and other related Offences, ICPC, ACT, on 30th May 2023. About 70 clauses were tampered with by the lawmakers, “Committee of the whole” leaving the public with sketchy ideas over what exactly was amended. The Senate amended section 25 of the Act, which speaks about the commission's powers to imprison writers of false petitions for up to a period of two years without an option of fine.