…expresses shock over circular issued by JAMB accusing Ms Mmesoma Ejikeme of faking UMTE result to curry favour from unsuspecting philanthropists
An Anambra State based legal practitioner, Chief Johnmary Akachukwu Maduakolam has asked the Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof Ishaq Oloyede to apologize to Ms Mmesoma Ejikeme who was accused of faking UMTE result or face legal action.
Barr Maduakolam’s position was contained in a press release dated 3rd July, 2023 made available to journalists in Nnewi.
He said that he was shocked to read from the media a circular issued by Mr Fabian Benjamin on behalf of JAMB accusing Ms Mmesoma Ejikeme of faking UMTE result to curry favour from unsuspecting philanthropists.
“By that publication, JAMB under your watch defamed the poor girl, exposed her to public opprobrium and most especially failed to discharge it’s duty to the girl child under the Child’s Right Act.
“Paradoxically, information available in the media strongly suggest that JAMB and not the poor girl is culpable of dishing out fake results, but even if the girl forged her result, the law affords her some protection as a child in the circumstance.
“Sequel to the above, I hereby request your good self on her behalf to retract forthwith the malicious publication made against the child, tender an unreserved apology to her and take steps to ensure the trauma your conduct caused is cushioned immediately.” The UK trained legal practitioner asserted.
He added that if the JAMB Registrar refused to harken to his demands, for the welfare of the child, he would drag him to court and that the Registrar would bear the cost.