Romanus Ejikeme, father of embattled Mmesoma has pleaded for mercy on behalf of his daughter, saying they were not challenging the verdict of the Soludo’s panel of inquiry.
He also appreciated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Innoson Group, Dr Innocent Chukwuma for the N3million scholarship, urging him to reconsider his decision to withdraw the scholarship.
He said, “All I can do is to plead for leniency. As everyone knows, this is her first attempt to sit for JAMB examination.
“She admitted to the findings of the panel and I plead to JAMB to forgive my daughter and let her continue her education. She wants to study.
“I also plead to the public to consider her age and forgive her too. She is our daughter, we cannot throw her away.
“We thank those who appreciated her before now, may God bless you all abundantly. And those who intend to help her in education can still do so because you are doing it for God.
” We are grateful to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Innoson Group, Dr Innocent Chukwuma who earlier appreciated my daughter with N3million scholarship though he later withdrew it because of the development.
“He can still consider helping my daughter. He is doing it for God, ” he said.
On her part, Mmesoma, appearing dull and sleepy, initially refused speaking with the press, but relunctantly said, “Please, I don’t want to grant any interview. They demanded a written apology. We’ve finished everything and I admitted. I don’t want to grant any interview.”