EFCC Begins Investigation Over JAMB’s N36m Allegedly Swallowed By Snake

Published 1 month ago by: success Xenab
at 06:58 AM, 22/04/2019 (1 month ago)

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has began probe of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The Nation reports that the investigation, which covers 2010 to 2016, was launched over alleged N8.7billion fraud in the board.

Some zonal and state coordinators as well as a female accountant, Philomena Chise, who claimed that a snake swallowed N36million from the sales of e-facility cards are to be grilled.

Chise later told EFCC operatives that the said N36milion was disbursed as an I-Owe-You advance to cash-strapped staff.


Others that may face trial include Chise and Sale Umar (Benue); Labaran Tanko (Nasarawa); Daniel Agbo (Kogi), Yakubu Jekada (Plateau), Patricia Ogunsola and Cyril Izireim Imoukhuede (Edo); Aliyu Yakubu (Kano) among others.
Some of the states where the fraud was detected included Benue, Nasarawa, Kano, Kogi, Plateau, Gombe, Yobe and Edo.


“The remittance of over N8billion by Oloyede to the Federal Government as revenue led to the Forensic Investigation of Financial Activities of JAMB between 2010 and 2016 by Faithpro Consulting Auditing Associate (Financial and Management Consultants),” a document on the probe read.


“The forensic investigators came up with N8.7billion shortfall within the same period which the EFCC has been investigating. There are about 15 suspects who may face trial in the first batch.”


“In Benue, out of the expected revenue of N124, 180,00 from e-facility cards, only N88,700,000 was remitted leaving a balance of N35.48million.

“The JAMB office in the state also received 10,210 change of course cards and instead of remitting N8, 025,000, about N7million was paid into the designated account. About N1,025,000 is missing till date.


“Although, JAMB’s preliminary findings claimed that Chise confessed that a snake swallowed the N36m unremitted cash, she told the EFCC detectives that the shortfall was an I-Owe-You advance to cash-strapped staff that are yet to refund same.”

Employees in Yobe State claimed to have “lost sales records because of attacks on Damaturu by Boko Haram.”

“In Edo State, N26,400,000 is missing. Out of the expected revenue from e-facility cards of about N123, 933,000, only N97,533,000 was paid into the relevant account.”

In Gombe, about N40, 004,000 sales revenue was realized but only N29, 073,000 was remitted leaving a balance of N10,269,000.”

“An officer in Kano, in his efforts to cover up for 20,000 unaccounted cards worth N20million, cut carbon papers in the form of e-facility cards and returned these cards as unused.”

Forensic evidence, however, proved otherwise.”

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nestormania at 08:19 AM, 22/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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that's the system
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Makodama at 08:45 AM, 22/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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They should forget about the N36m in Benue.Money that snake has swallowed,digested and prrrr out of its system?
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kp45 at 08:57 AM, 22/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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Story.
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dareper at 09:35 AM, 22/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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It's only in the zoo Nigeria that a curt we entertain such a baseless claim.  Send them to jail straight.
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EDDYPRINCE at 01:37 PM, 22/04/2019 (1 month ago)
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.OH HOW I WISH
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