The EFCC has arrested a ring of fraudsters whose mode of operation is to illegally extract funds from the account of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
The previous method of accounting by JAMB was to deposit the revenue derived from the sale of scratch cards into accounts not offically authorized, this led to loss of billions of Naira before the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
A JAMB Offica,l Philomina Chieshe upon interrogation by the commission for her claims that the sum of N36m was swallowed by a snake . She admitted to operatives of the crime commission that she always gave the proceeds to her coordinator Mr Samuel Umoru in installments. She was interrogated between February 16,2017, April 7,2017, May 30,2017 and June 28,2017.
Chieshe in a statement under oath at the EFCC claimed her coordinator sometimes used the money for the office and for his personal use.
Umoru has since been arrested and interrogated about the statements Chieshe made against him, he was released on administrative bail.
Meanwhile the Commission has interrogated a JAMB offical Tanko Labaran who happens to be a Clerk in the Nasarawa State Office of the board due to failure to account for N23m accrued from scratchcard sales. The Clerk alleged the cards were lost in a car which resulted in his vehicle being razed by fire accident and that he had filed a police report to corroborate the claim.
Several investigations are being conducted in various state offices of JAMB round the country to trail monies accrued but cannot be accounted for by the Board.