The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board JAMB have played down reports emanating from its Benue division of a ‘mysterious snake’ swallowing up monies that should have been remitted to its account from the sale of scratch cards.
A few days ago, reports had it that one Mrs. Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk, had accused her housemaid of colluding with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the accounts office through a spiritual snake.
But Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Public Relations Officer would have none of it.
While speaking to Channels TV via telephone today, Mr. Benjamin said the Board won’t believe that kind of a story.
“Let me make it very clear that that information was given out by JAMB in line with the spirit of this administration. We are not very disturbed with the trends and the way Nigerians have turned the whole story around.
“What we’re doing is to ensure that we stem corruption, that any “snake” that is in the vault misappropriating public funds, swallowing, or whatever, will not be spared.
“What brought this up was the determination of the present administration, led by Professor Oloyede, to ensure that the board is clean of any acts of infraction, misappropriation, or by whatever name it is called,’ he said.
Mr. Benjamin also disclosed that the officer has undergone all disciplinary processes and a report has been written and forwarded to the appropriate authorities.
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