The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said no fewer than six federal agencies are helping the examination body to recover its money allegedly stolen by some of its officials.
The agencies, according to Oloyede, are the police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Department of State Services, the National Information Technology Development Agency and the Nigerian Communications Commission.
JAMB had suspended its employee, Philomina Chieshe, two weeks ago on account of the handling of N36m, which she claimed had been swallowed by a snake at the board’s office in Makurdi, Benue State.
Later that week, the board said it was investigating fresh cases of fraud totalling N83m uncovered in its state offices in Kano, Edo, Kogi, Gombe and Plateau.
The JAMB registrar however assured Nigerians that all the stolen funds would be recovered and paid to the purse of the Federal Government.
He said, “We have received cooperation from other agencies in monitoring the fraud and other sharp practices. We would not have had the wherewithal to detect some of the things we are detecting if not for the cooperation of these agencies.”