Senator Shehu Sani has stormed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) office with snake charmers as the examination body promises to arrest and prosecute the “snake’’ that swallowed N36 million.
The senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, said the visit, was to get to the bottom of the issue surrounding the reported case of missing N36 million from the JAMB office in Makurdi, Benue state.
Philomena Chieshe, a sales clerk in the JAMB office, Makurdi, 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 denied the allegations that she stole the money but confessed that her housemaid plotted with another JAMB staff to spiritually (through a snake) steal the money from the vault in the account office.
Philomena had been queried and has also appeared before JAMB disciplinary committee.
According to Sani, his visit to JAMB is in response to the story that a snake swallowed N36 million, he lamented that it was of concern that such a huge sum of money was reported to have been swallowed by a snake.
Sani who presented snake repellents and chemicals to the board, stated: “I believe that the contribution I can make is to bring snake charmers from my constituency to the JAMB office and to help them fish out the snake and weed out snakes from their premises.”
Meanwhile, JAMB has vowed to arrest and prosecute the “mysterious snake” which allegedly took N36 million from its vault in Benue state.