EFCC arraigns woman who blamed snake for JAMB’S missing N35 million

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An official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Philomina Chieshe, in Makurdi, Benue State, is to be arraigned in court on Friday.

Ms Chieshe had claimed that a snake ‘swallowed’ N35 million, belonging to the agency, in her custody,

The official was dragged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). She will be arraigned alongside five others: Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu before Justice Peter Afen of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja.

A statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade according to premium times said Ms Chieshe ”became notorious when she made an outlandish claim that a mysterious snake swallowed about N35million cash arising from the sale of e-JAMB cards in the state.”

He said, the woman is being prosecuted on an eight-count charge, following her refusal to furnish the management of JAMB the ”true information on the financial status of JAMB e-cards supplied to the Benue Zonal office between 2014 and 2016.”

He said her action runs contrary to Section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law.

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