EFCC arraigns woman who claimed snake swallowed N36m


The official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB in Makurdi, Benue state, Philomina Chieshe who claimed that a snake swallowed the N35,480,000 in her custody has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Chieshe, Samuel Sale Umoru and Yakubu Jekada were arrested by the commission in 2016, following an audit report indicting them over the alleged graft and were charged with fraud, misappropriation of funds and criminal breach of trust while holding sway as JAMB officials in Benue and Plateau States.

All the suspects were arraigned on counts 1 to 7, while Chieshe alone was arraigned on count 8.

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One of the counts reads: “That you Samuel Sale Umoru and Philomina Chieshe between August, 2014 and July, 2016 in Abuja and Benue state within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court while respectively being the State coordinator and clerical officer of the Joint and Admissions Matriculations Board Zonal office, Makurdi and in such capacity entrusted with the dominion over certain properties to wit, N35,480,000.00 (Thirty Five Million, Four Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira) being proceeds realized from the sales of e-facility cards belonging to JAMB committed criminal breach of trust by dishonestly using said funds and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Law.”


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