JAMB clerk Philomina Chieshe says N36m missing at JAMB office was taking by her coordinator and not a snake


The EFCC has arrested Philomina Chieshe, a JAMB clerk who accused a snake of swallowing N36m proceeds of the sale of JAMB scratch cards.

Contrary to her infamous revelation of a snake swallowing the N36m scratch card proceeds, Chieshe who is a clerk in the Makurdi office of JAMB, was said to have revealed that her coordinator usually asked her to withdraw proceeds of the sale of the cards from her account in two banks.

“This money that I withdraw, the coordinator used it for the office and some time for himself.” He instructed me to withdraw the sum of N640,000 using my card between June 30, 2014 and July 7, 2014.”


She also disclosed that she used her ATM card to withdraw N120,000 for the coordinator between June 17 and 18, 2014.

It was learnt that Umaru had also been arrested and questioned about claims by Chieshe.

According to Punch, an EFCC official said “The interesting aspect of the disclosure is that Chieshe’s statement was obtained long before the snake and naira swallowing testimony became public knowledge.

“She was first quizzed on February 16, 2017 and made additional statements on April 7, 2017 , May 30, 2017 and June 28, 2017.

“In all her statements before the EFCC, there was no mention of any episode of any snake and the disappearance of monies in her care.”

The EFCC also quizzed another JAMB official, Tanko Labaran, the clerk in Nasarawa State office of the board who could not account for scratch cards worth N23m.