7 JAMB coordinators who told amazing stories of missing funds

A snake swallowing N36million isn't the only moonlight story you heard from JAMB this week. Here are 6 others.

Chieshe had said the N36million JAMB money stored in her office vault had been swallowed by a mysterious snake.

As the new JAMB management led by Prof Ishaq Oloyede traverses the country alongside auditors; to find out where all the money from sale of scratch cards went, they’ve had an earful from employees.

Here are the Oscar winning scripts voiced by JAMB staff across Nigeria.

1. Sanusi Atose, Yobe State JAMB coordinator

According to Atose, when Boko Haram attacked Yobe, the sum of N613,000 kept in his custody, simply vanished.

Atose also said all records of the transactions had been destroyed by the terrorists.

Premium Times reports Atose's story this way: “tellers, receipts and invoices were destroyed in the attack, which he said left him with no documentation for the transaction”.

2. Murtala Abdul, Gombe JAMB staff

Abdul told auditors that a couple of persons forged his signature and looted N10million from the Gombe office of JAMB in his name.

“In the course of reconciliation, the marketing team came up with another invoice which I was told I collected in 2015. Someone copied my signature that I signed to collect the scratch cards,” Abdul said.

3. Labaran Tanko, Nasarawa State JAMB coordinator

According to Tanko, N23million from the sale of JAMB scratch cards got burnt when his car caught fire.

4. Daniel Agbor, Kogi State JAMB coordinator

Agbor told investigators that he used the N7million they were looking for to take care of his employees who were hungry and living in poverty.

“The state of the State offices is such that we are in poverty and money is there with us,” Agbor said.

He thereafter pleaded for mercy from the investigators.

“You need the grace of God in the state offices not to steal money because money is tempting. We borrowed the money and I am not the only one, I will provide the list of everyone involved in the fraud.

“To err is human, to forgive is divine, please don’t take me to the police, please be lenient with me, sir,” Agbor begged.

5. Olaolu Adeniyi, Ondo State JAMB coordinator

N1.34million developed wings when his accountant went through a dialysis procedure, Adeniyi says.

Adeniyi puts it this way: “My accountant told me that he handed all the money to his deputy and the deputy confirmed that he has spent the money”.

6. Zakadu Yakubu, Plateau State JAMB personnel

He couldn’t offer any explanations when asked how N15million disappeared on his watch.

7. Philomena Chieshe, Clerk at Makurdi JAMB office

This takes the cake.

Philomena told a phenomenal story of a mystery snake swallowing N36million from her office vault—a story that immediately went viral.

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Established in 1978, JAMB was set up to coordinate, process and harmonise admissions into Nigerian universities.

Prof Oloyede took over from Prof Dibu Ojerindeas Registrar of the examination bodyon August 1, 2016.

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