A lawyer, Johnmary Maduakolam, has threatened to file a lawsuit against the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, if they do not tender apology to its candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme, who JAMB claims manipulated her 2023 UTME results.
Wakadaily reports that JAMB in a statement on Sunday, accused Mmesoma of manipulating her result to deceive the public to fraudulently obtain a scholarship and other recognitions, adding that the student who paraded herself as the highest scorer got 249 instead of 362 as earlier reported.
Reacting, the lawyer in a latter addressed to Oloyede, stated that miss Mmesoma was incapable of forging her own results. He also accused JAMB of failing to protect the identity of the girl.
The statement read: “I am Chief Johnmary Akachukwu Maduakolam, a legal practitioner and the President of Johnmary Akachukwu Maduakolam Initiative for Education which is a pet project with a special interest in education and holistic development of the young person.
I am shocked to read from the media a circular issued by one Mr Fabian Benjamin on behalf of JAMB, accusing one Ms. Mmesoma Ejikeme, a minor and a student of Anglican Girls Secondary School Nnewi, Anambra State of faking JAMB scores 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 its duty to the girl child under the Child’s Right Act.
“Paradoxically, information available in the media strongly suggests that JAMB, and not the poor girl, is culpable of dishing out fake results but even if the girl forged her results, 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 that the trauma your conduct caused is cushioned immediately.
“Kindly note if you fail, neglect or refuse to harken to my demands for the welfare of the child, I shall drag you to a court and you shall bear its cost.”