- A new twist on the snake swallowing about N36 million at the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has emerged
- The clerk, identified as Philomena Chiesche, denied the allegations, stating she never said a snake swallowed the money
- Chiesche said JAMB made up the story of a snake to have stolen N36 million cash
Philomena Chiesche, a staff of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) fingered in the missing N36 million which was reported to have been swallowed by a snake, has said that the exam body only made up the snake story to cover up for the disappearance of the money.
Chiesche speaking during an interview conducted by CNN, accused JAMB of turning her in to authorities, who she claims still haven't questioned her about the missing funds.
"I did not say any money was swallowed by a snake. Nobody questioned me about that case. I am just a clerk and I serve under directors who are accounting officers. I wonder why they are personalizing the case?" Chiesche told CNN.
It was learnt that Chieshe explained in her statement that a “mystery snake” sneaked into JAMB accounts office and made away with the N36m cash.
The money was said to be from the purchases of scratch cards from JAMB state offices and other designated centres.
However, in the course of interrogation, Chieshe reportedly changed the narrative, saying that it was her housemaid who connived with another woman, Joan Asen, to “spiritually steal the money” from the vault in the accounts office.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun investigating a sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe , who claimed a mystery snake sneaked into the account office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Makurdi, the Benue state capital and swallowed N36m.
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The anti-graft agency in a Facebook post on Tuesday, February 13, said it was probing the matter and would keep Nigerians updated.
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