According to reports, a mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash.
A team of auditors was dispatched to different state offices of JAMB to take inventory of the sold and unsold scratch cards and recover whatever money that might have either been generated or mismanaged during the period of the sale of scratch cards. On their visit to Makurdi office of JAMB, a sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for N36 million she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards.
In the course of interrogation, Philomena confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the accounts office.
“I was one of the four sales clerks attached to JAMB office in Makurdi. My responsibility was to sell scratch cards to candidates and not involved in handling the revenues. It was the responsibility of Joan Asen and my other senior colleagues. I only remit money when am done selling the cards
Philomina in her confessional statement said that Joan Asen and her accomplices confessed that they have been stealing the money “spiritually” through a mysterious snake that always sneak into the office to swallow the money from the vault.
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”. She said that a “mysterious snake” sneaked into the house and swallowed the money in the vault.”
See reactions of Nigrians to the viral story below.
Recall that this same JAMB remitted only about N51 million to Govt Accounts between 2010 and 2016. In 2017, under new management appointed in 2016, it remitted N7.8 Billion. Now that new management is carrying out audits at State offices, and stories that touch are emerging. https://t.co/nnEBFlKr2r
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) February 10, 2018
Naija press no go kill Persön.. Strange snake swallows N36 million cash in JAMB office 😂😂😂😂
— Samklef Noni (@SAMKLEF) February 10, 2018
Dear Citizens of the World,
A snake just opened the vault of an examination body in Nigeria called JAMB and swallowed $102,000 which is equivalent of N36million Naira.
— #FreeStevenKefason (@adeyanjudeji) February 10, 2018
Am I the only one who feels animals are taking over Nigeria?
Rats took over Aso Rock. Mysterious snake swallowed N36 million in jamb Office.
Let's prevent this before houseflies will swallow CBN.😂😂
I love my country…Nigeria
— Iyá Lájè Of Lagos (@newscantell) February 10, 2018
So snakes are now swallowing JAMB money in Nigeria ehn?
Imagine someone somewhere in Nigeria claiming that a strange snake suddenly came to swallow N36Million belonging to JAMB from her office
Anyway, e no dey shock me anymore. As far as it happens in Nigeria I'm cool with it pic.twitter.com/SEXQsn3GhD
— Broda Ayo 🇳🇬 (@deyemiayo) February 10, 2018
A mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash. pic.twitter.com/yhxbFiyvCy
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) February 10, 2018
1. What is N36million cash doing in Jamb office
2. When did money become part of the menu in a snake's diet
3. What and why is a snake here in the first place?
4. Why is this news page verified?
5. Why is Nigeria useless like this?
6. Who did we offend?
— ✴Lustwℹg ♊ (@Lord_of_Saarl) February 10, 2018
This country is a joke! Snake swallowed 36M naira in JAMB office🤦♀️
I am tired. Cant U.S just adopt me😭😭😭😭😭😭
— #TalkingMo (@Moyosoreoluwae) February 10, 2018
Agwo Loro Okpogho
A Snake with a taste for cold hard cash.
Probably a big fat python with Magical Powers.
Last seen swallowing N30m at the Makurdi JAMB office.
Suspect is extremely dangerous and can possibly change into a human.
If sighted, please alert the EFCC. pic.twitter.com/Ko81VJJASS
— Amara Nwankpa (@Nwankpa_A) February 10, 2018
Maybe the "Snake" that "swallowed" up N36 Million of public money at JAMB in Makurdi is hiding somewhere near the 'banks' of River Benue? pic.twitter.com/4hrkkeWhUl
— Demola Adeniran (@Demurleigh) February 10, 2018
Source — Gistreel