Official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Philomina Chieshe,who claimed the board’s N36 million was swallowed by a snake, has denied claims.
Chieshe, who works as a clerk at the JAMB office in Markurdi, Benue state, had told top officials of the examination body that a “mysterious snake” swallowed the money derived from the sale of JAMB scratch cards.
When she appeared before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, she confessed that the money was collected by her superior, one Samuel Umoru.
Reports say, the EFCC interrogated Chieshe on several occasions since she made the ridiculous statement in February.
An EFCC official revealed that Chieshe’s statement on a snake swallowing the money was obtained long before it became public knowledge.