The political figure of Anambra, associated with the IPOB, Ifeanyi Ejiofor extended his support to Ejikeme Mmesoma. The authorities accused the student of manipulating her 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, result. The young woman has denied the accusations. She even presented the proof of her innocence in a video.
After she shared the video, Lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor extended his support to the young woman. He demanded that justice must prevail. He expressed that I am deeply concerned about the grave injustice currently faced by Miss Ejikeme Mmesoma, a student of the Anglican Girls Secondary School in Nnewi, Anambra State. The allegations leveled against her by The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) demand our immediate attention and concerted efforts to ensure justice prevails in her case.
Further, he added Ejikeme Mmesoma, an exemplary student in her academic journey, has been accused of inflating her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result. These accusations have not only cast a shadow on her accomplishments but have also tarnished her reputation. However, we must firmly stand by her innocence and uphold the integrity of her achievements.
It is also important to acknowledge her consistent brilliance throughout her educational journey. Our independent inquiries revealed that she has consistently secured the top position since primary school.
Her impressive track record speaks volumes about her dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to excellence. It is inconceivable that a student of her calibre would engage in forgery or tampering with her examination results.
Consequently, I lend my voice to demand a thorough and impartial investigation. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Department of State Services (DSS) are responsible for fairly examining the evidence and reaching a just resolution. Upholding transparency and ensuring due process are crucial in maintaining our trust and confidence in our education system.
The Attorney General of the Federation should also look into the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s deliberate and clear breach of Section 205 of the Child Rights Act, 2003.
As we raise our collective voices in solidarity with Ejikeme Mmesoma, it is equally important to extend our support to her during this challenging time. The trauma and distress caused by these accusations are undoubtedly overwhelming. By standing together, we can give her the strength and encouragement she needs to navigate this grave injustice.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor addressed the young woman in his note, expressing his support. He stated, Ejikeme Mmesoma, you must know you are not alone. I, along with many others, stand shoulder to shoulder with you, prepared to advocate for your rights and fight against this injustice.
Stay strong and place your trust in the power of truth and justice. I will tirelessly strive to uncover the facts, expose the truth, and work towards a just resolution. Stay resilient, for the truth will ultimately prevail.