Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital
and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, has spoken on the mystery
snake which purportedly sneaked into the account office of
the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in
Makurdi, Benue State and swallowed N36m.
It had been reported that an account staff, Joan Asen
and a lady outside JAMB allegedly connived to steal the
money “spiritually” through a mysterious snake that always
crawled into the office to swallow the money from the vault.
Reacting to this development, Ogunlesi on his verified twitter
page threw more light to the amount remitted by JAMB in
the spate of 6years
According to him, 51million was remitted into federal
government accounts between 2010-2016, yet 36m was
found in an office.
According to him, the report was as a result of auditing
being carried out at JAMB state offices.
He wrote “A sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB
registrar and team that she could not account for N36m she
made in previous years… Philomena confessed that it was
her housemaid that connived with JAMB staff to “spiritually”
steal the money from the vault in the accounts office.
“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