The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Sunday that it had suspended it’s employee, Philomena Chieshe, on account of N36m which was reported to have been swallowed by a snake in the board’s office in Makurdi, Benue State.
The JAMB Head of Information, Fabian Benjamin, said that the board was taking her through other disciplinary measures while security agencies were investigating the matter.
The mystery snake was said to have sneaked into the account office of the Board in Makurdi and made away with the N36 million cash a number of times.
In the course of previous interrogations, Philomena denied the allegations that she stole the money. She however confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the account office.
According to her, “It was a mystery to me too. I have been saving the money in the bank, but I found it difficult to account for it. So I started saving it in a vault in the office. But each time I open the vault, I will find nothing. I became worried and surprised how the millions of Naira could be disappearing from the vault.
I began to interrogate everybody in the house and office, and no one could agree on what might have happened to the money. I continued to press until my housemaid confessed. She said that the money disappeared “spiritually”.