No Snake Swallowed Money From Our Office – JAMB Reacts to ‘Money-Swallowing’ Snake Report
According to media reports, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has reacted to a bizarre report trending of a snake swallowing N36 million from the vault of one of its state branches.
The board said the case was that of pure criminality and fraud on the part of one of its staff.
Nigerians on social media have also been reacting to the disappearance of the cash in JAMB’s Makurdi office.
According to a report in Sun news online, a mystery snake was said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Board in Makurdi and ‘stolen’ N36 million cash
Saturday Sun said a team of auditors was dispatched to different state offices of JAMB to take inventory of the sold and unsold scratch cards and recover whatever money that might have either been generated or mismanaged during the period of the sale.
JAMB candidates usually purchase scratch cards to gain access to the Board’s website for either registration or for checking their admission status. But new reforms introduced by JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, who assumed office in 2016, ended the use of scratch cards, replacing it with more efficient and effective platforms.
“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 but confessed that her housemaid connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” (through a snake) steal the money from the vault in the account office”, the report said.
The spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, said there was indeed a case of fraud and criminality in the Benue State office.
‘Any snake’ that is in the vault misappropriating or swallowing public funds will not be spared. ~JAMB PRO. #Sunrisedaily
— Channels Television (@channelstv) February 13, 2018
Some Reactions on Social Media About the Reports
Sahara Reporters – Why did you swallow the money in the Jamb Vault?
Me – Mtscheew pic.twitter.com/jLP1NsfKAc
— The Nigerian Snake (@NigeriaSnake) February 10, 2018
Me – *receives call* Hissss, Who is thissss?
Caller – I am the Jamb Director in Benue. Please we need to talk.
Me – hiss, talk about what?
Caller – The N36million na.
Me – you for dey for me, when the snake dey hunger oh. pic.twitter.com/oIxz1bMyWw
— The Nigerian Snake (@NigeriaSnake) February 11, 2018
Here is a CCTV footage of the moment a strange snake crawled into jamb office and swallow N36 million, we hope this footage will help apprehend the reptile. pic.twitter.com/6FLgUleIIc
— OBI IS A MAN (@Naija_blood_) February 11, 2018
So a snake spiritually swallowed N36 million in Jamb office. At this point let us sell off this country. Am done, give me my share.
RT if you’re also interested in getting your share. pic.twitter.com/FRWIWqriJx
— Dr. Savage 🇳🇬 (@surh__says) February 10, 2018
“Strange snake swallows N36m in JAMB office” 🤔 pic.twitter.com/fkhU3dEvSO
— K10 (@officiallyk10) February 11, 2018
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) February 11, 2018