The judge granted bail to Mr Ojerinde and adjourned till July 22 for trial.
By Our Editor
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, granted N200 million bail to Dibu Ojerinde, a former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), who is being prosecuted on fraud charges.
EAGLE EYE WATCH reports that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) had charged Mr Ojerinde with 18 counts of fraud.
In the case marked, FHC/ABJ/CR/97/21, ICPC accused the former chief executive officer of committing the offences while heading JAMB and the National Examination Council (NECO) at different times.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Earlier on Tuesday, the judge, Obiora Egwuatu, refused to entertain the defence team’s oral bail application and ordered his remand till Thursday.
The defence subsequently filed a written bail application which was opposed by the prosecution through a written address with counter-affidavit.
Putting the bail bond at N200million, Mr Egwuatu ordered Mr Ojerinde to produce two sureties one of whom must be a professor in a federal university, as part of the bail conditions