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EFCC Set To Arraign Lady Who Claimed Snake Swallowed N35M JAMB Fund




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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it will charge Philomina Chieshe to court over a missing N35million Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) funds

Chieshe had alleged that the fund was swallowed by a snake in Makurdi, Benue state.

A statement by the acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade today revealed that Chieshe will be arraigned alongside five others; Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu before Justice Peter Afen of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja,

Orilade said, “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 JAMB official is being prosecuted by the EFCC 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.

According to Orilade, Chieshe’s action is contrary to Section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law.

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Meanwhile, Naija News recalls that following the conclusion of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, JAMB remitted N5 billion to the account of the Federal government, a development that has been widely lauded by the President Muhammadu Buhari led Administration.