The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is set to arraign an official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Philomina Chieshe, over the missing N35m in her custody, which she said was swallowed by a snake in Makurdi, Benue State.
The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in a statement, said Chieshe would be arraigned on Friday alongside five other defendants before Justice Peter Afen of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.
The others to be arraigned are Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu.
The statement read in part, “Chieshe became notorious when she made an outlandish claim that a mysterious snake swallowed about N35m cash arising from sale of e-JAMB cards in the state.
“The controversial JAMB official is being prosecuted by the EFCC on an eight-count charge, following her refusal to furnish the management of JAMB (with) the true information on the financial status of JAMB e-cards supplied to the Benue zonal office between 2014 and 2016.
“Chieshe’s action is contrary to Section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law.”