EFCC Begins Investigation Over JAMB N36m Swallowed By Snake
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun an investigation over the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s N36 million allegedly swallowed by a snake.
The JAMB Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin made this known to our correspondent, adding that the member of staff in the care of the money had since been suspended.
A JAMB employee, Philomina Chieshe at the board’s Benue State office, Makurdi, had told the auditors who came to audit her account that a mystery snake swallowed the money.
According to the statement released by the board, the staff is being taken through other disciplinary measures to confess the whereabouts of the money.
“She has been suspended and she is going through all other disciplinary procedures while the investigation is ongoing on the matter. Her claim was that a snake came into the office and swallowed the N36m proceeds,” Benjamin said.
The money, which was realized from the sales of scratch cards by the JAMB state offices and other designated centres was supposed to have been taken to the bank.
Meanwhile, the board had dispatch auditors to other state offices to take inventory of sold and unsold scratch cards and recover the generated money.