A Nigerian businessman and crypto investor, Gaius Chibueze, popularly known as BitcoinChief, has insisted on sponsoring the Anambra State Student, Mmesoma Ejikeme, indicted of forging her University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.
Recall that Mmesoma Ejikeme in a statement confessed to a panel of inquiry set up by the Anambra state governor Charles Soludo that she manipulated her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result, where she actually scored 249 as against 362.
However, Chibueze reacting to the development in a post via his Twitter page, stated that his offer of a scholarship to an American, UK or Canadian university still stands.
According to him, the supposed illegality of Mmesoma was not treated like the case of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) swearing in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who didn’t win an election.
The BitcoinChief further stated that he would educate Mmesoma on her wrongs and also assures her that one’s JAMB score does not define their future or how one would turn out in life.
The Nigerian millionaire added that there are many bad examples in the country that the teenager copied from, and those people need to be dealt with first.
In his words: “I will still sponsor Mmesoma. Whether she agreed or not that’s not my problem. Suppose illegality was not celebrated openly, like INEC swearing in a President who didn’t win the Elections, A president with a Forged Certificate and no trace of Primary to University Education, If Nigeria didn’t celebrate Elected officials who rig elections, etc.
“Young people won’t see a reason to forge certificates and be celebrated openly. While we address this, we must look at the entire society.
“If you want us to accept, celebrate and defend a President who rigged Election with Forged Certificate, we must also not destroy Little Girl’s future with a forged certificate.
“I will personally call her and explain to her that JAMB numbers don’t define how far she can go in life and next time she shouldn’t bother Forging one.
“The only thing that can stop Mmesoma is God. As long as I live, she will school in America, UK or Canada. Nothing less. You can keep crying but I will sponsor her. I believe in second chance.”
Meanwhile, the father of Mmesoma Ejikeme, Romanus Ejikeme has publicly apologized to Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Nigerians after his daughter confessed to falsifying her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Ejikeme had earlier accused the examination body of pulling his daughter down.
However, in a video interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Romanus claims his daughter lied to him; now that he knows the truth, he wishes that JAMB could pardon his daughter.
Romanius Ejikeme’s apology is coming hours after the Anambra State Government committee of inquiry set up to look into the controversy surrounding the JAMB result, indicted Mmesoma of forging her result unaided.
Mmesoma’s father admitted that he didn’t know where his daughter registered for the examination, but he gave her the money for the registration.
“My daughter did not open up to me on time; when I realised her mistake, I blamed her.
“I told her, Mmesoma, be careful; you know you are a star and will not dent your image.
“But I am still apologising to JAMB and Nigerians as a father to pardon her.”