It was all over the news yesterday that N36 million was allegedly swallowed by a strange snake at the Benue branch of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board office. The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has now reacted to the news.
According to the commission, It will show no mercy to a money swallowing snake.
The picture below was shared on their twitter page…
#TheEagle shows no mercy for money-swallowing snake(s).
A mystery snake was said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash.
This actually sparked outrage among Nigerians and so many people poured out their anger on the social media on the rather ridiculous story about the disappearance of the fund at the JAMB office.
A sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for N36 million she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards.
In the course of interrogation, Philomena denied the allegations that she stole the money. She however confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the account office.
She said: “I was one of the four sales clerks attached to JAMB office in Makurdi. My responsibility was to sell scratch cards to candidates and not involved in handling the revenues. It was the responsibility of Joan Asen and my other senior colleagues. I only remit money when am done selling the cards.
“Few months ago, there was issue of fraud in the Makurdi office. Auditors were sent from Abuja to carefully flip the record books of the office, to perhaps, ascertain the current state of affairs.
“The state Coordinator, Obilo, was not around when the audit team came. But in the course of the audit, N36 million was discovered to have been missing from the account. An investigation was launched. In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Joan Asen, who is account staff and a lady outside JAMB have connived to steal the money.”.