Court remands six over JAMB’s N35million allegedly swallowed by snake

Philomena Chieshe and five other officials of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board on Friday were incarcerated by a High Court in Maitama, Abuja, over their involvement in the missing N35m from the sale of JAMB e-cards in Makurdi, Benue State.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had previously arraigned her and others on eight counts bordering on refusal to account for the Board’s money between 2014 and 2016.

Justice Peter Afen, who presided over the case ordered that the defendants be remanded in the custody of EFCC pending the outcome of their bail application.

The case has been adjourned until Monday, June 3, for the hearing of their bail application.

EFCC alleged that Chieshe, a sales clerk with JAMB, told JAMB investigative panel that she could not give account for the money she made in previous years before the Board stopped the sale of scratch cards.


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    However, she had claimed that the money was swallowed by a snake. She said her housemaid had conspired with another JAMB employee, Joan Asen, to steal the money from the vault in the accounts office through voodoo.

    According to the EFCC, the actions contravened Section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law.

    Chieshe was arraigned alongside Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu.

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    The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

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