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Why JAMB is after my daughter – Mmesoma’s father breaks silence, makes allegations


Mr Romanus Ejikeme, father of Mmesoma who is currently in the news over allegations that she forged her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, result, has reacted to the controversy.

Recall that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, had alleged that the Anambra schoolgirl faked her 362 score.

Although Mmesoma in a viral video on Monday, denied the allegation, JAMB in a statement on Tuesday, barred her from taking the exam for the next three years, insisting that she forged the result.

Speaking on the matter, Romanus told Leadership that his daughter could not have inflated her UTME as alleged by JAMB.

He alleged that the move was to thwart the N3 million scholarship awarded to her by the Innoson company.

He said, “Mmesoma cannot manipulate her UTME score. I don’t believe what they are saying. They just want to transfer that scholarship to another person. That is why they are saying that Mmesoma did not make that score.

“It is even her (Mmesoma) friends that saw her score on the internet and started calling her before she went and printed it out. We have the print-out with us now.”

JAMB on Sunday accused Ms Ejikeme of manipulating her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result for monetary gain.

The board claimed she manually inflated her UTME result from 249 to 362 and used her manually inflated score to attract a N3m scholarship from Innoson Motors and was set to be awarded another scholarship by the Anambra State Government before she was exposed.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Onitsha, Mr Ejikeme also said his daughter had always come out as the overall best student from her nursery school days to date.

According to him, “My daughter has been taking the first position from her nursery school till now. Some of these results are still with me and I have shown them to some journalists who came to my house and they were surprised.

“I showed her results to them and they were like wow. Those who have met with her will know she can’t manipulate results.

“I am just explaining to the world that my daughter’s result has been manipulated. I am not happy about it, they gave her results to another person and they are still intimidating her. What they are doing is not good.”

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