The eagle seems to have closed in on the snake that allegedly swallowed a whopping 36 million naira from a JAMB office.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has smashed a syndicate that specialises in diverting funds from the account of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

The EFCC also grilled a JAMB official based in Makurdi, Philomina Chieshe, who was the first to make the outlandish claim that a snake swallowed 36 million naira - part of the proceeds of the sale of scratch cards.

Chieshe is now cooperating with detectives at EFCC on the investigation and it appears she has been making useful revelations.

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Chieshe has reportedly told the detectives that the money was collected in installments from her by her Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Umoru.

In one of the statements she volunteered to the EFCC, Chieshe who is a clerk in the Makurdi office of JAMB, was said to have revealed that the coordinator usually asked her to withdraw proceeds of the sale of the cards from her account in two banks.

It was learnt that before the advent of the Treasury Single Accounts, the practice at the time was for JAMB officials to keep the proceeds of the sale of cards in unauthorised bank accounts which led to the loss of billions of naira.

Chieshe was quoted in her statement to have said: “This money that I withdraw, the coordinator used  it for the office and some time for himself.”

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