The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, on Tuesday, stormed the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Federal Capital Territory, with snake charmers. The senator also seized the opportunity to present JAMB with snake repellent chemicals. Sani further said that if a snake could actually swallow N36m, one day, Nigerians might wake up to say that a snake had swallowed the country’s foreign reserve.
Sani said the visit was to enable stakeholders to get to the bottom of the issues surrounding the reported case of missing N36m from the JAMB office in Makurdi, Benue State. One Philomena Chieshe, a sales clerk in the JAMB office, Makurdi, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for the N36m 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 connived with another JAMB staff to spiritually (through a snake) steal the money from the vault in the account office,” the report said. Sani said his visit to JAMB was in response to the story that a snake swallowed N36m. He lamented that it was of concern that such a huge sum of money was reported to have been swallowed by a snake.