Romanus Ejikeme, the father of Mmesoma, candidate accused of faking the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination, JAMB, result has apologized to Nigerians and the board.
Mr Ejikeme lamented that his daughter lied to him and Nigerians about her JAMB scores.
Speaking with NTA, Ejikeme said Mmesoma did not tell him the truth early enough.
According to Ejikeme, he blamed Mmesoma when he realized the truth.
He said: “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.”
Mmesoma had paraded a forged Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, result.
She claimed to have gotten the highest score of 362.
However, JAMB dismissed the score, stressing that she got 249.