The controversial official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Philomina Chieshe, who claimed that a snake swallowed N35 million in her custody will be arraigned today (Friday) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Chieshe will be arraigned alongside five others, namely: Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu before Justice Peter Afen of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja.
A statement by the acting spokesperson for the EFCC, Tony Orilade, on Thursday Ms Chieshe ”became notorious when she made an outlandish claim that a mysterious snake swallowed about N35million cash arising from the sale of e-JAMB cards in the state.”
He said, the woman is being prosecuted on an eight-count charge, following her refusal to furnish the management of JAMB the ”true information on the financial status of JAMB e-cards supplied to the Benue Zonal office between 2014 and 2016.”
He said her action runs contrary to Section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law.