Romanus Ejikeme, the father of Mmesoma who was accused of forging her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result, has spoken out about the family’s sadness following the saga.
In an interview with journalists who visited his home in Nnewi on Tuesday, Ejikeme said that the family had left everything to God to judge.
He went on to insist that his daughter did not forge her results. Ejikeme described her as a hardworking and studious student who did not joke with her studies. The father’s comments come after the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) accused Mmesoma of forging her UTME result.
He alleged that the move by JAMB 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.
“My daughter studies so hard that even when you ask her to go to bed late in the night, she will insist on reading more because she wants to study Medicine and Surgery.
“After all the stress, someone will say her result was forged. I have no doubt about this matter. I’m sure my daughter did not forge the result and we are ready to go to any length to prove it.
“I only feel bad that after what my daughter has gone through reading for the exams, she is being denied her legitimate score.
“Since this allegation of my daughter forging her JAMB result broke out, both my wife and my daughter have been feeling very sad. My daughter is traumatised.
“We want a diligent investigation into this matter,” he said.
Mmesoma Ejikeme, who had claimed to score 362 in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has been accused of forging her result by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
According to the board, the student withdrew her original result and presented a fake one. JAMB also claimed that Mmesoma had been banned from taking the exams for three years.