The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned an official of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Philomina Chieshe, who claimed that some funds kept in her custody by the commission have been swallowed by a mysterious snake.
She is being arraigned today before Justice Peter Afen of a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja alongside five others.
The suspect is prosecuted by the EFCC on eight counts, following her alleged 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.
The commission added that the action of Philomena was contrary to section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law.
Other suspects arraigned alongside Chieshe include Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu.
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Chieshe in February 2018 told auditors the snake had eaten N35 million kept in the account’s office of JAMB in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Justice Peter Afen has ordered the remand of two officials of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), over missing N35 million cash generated from sales of e-JAMB cards in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The officials, Mr. Samuel Umaru, and Philomena Chieshe, according to Justice Afen, will be in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), pending the hearing of their bail application fixed for Monday, June 3, 2019.