The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Monday gave a report that went viral that a snake reportedly swallowed N36 million belonging to the board in one of its numerous offices.
Franklin Benjamin the Board spokesperson, in a statement issued, said it was a pure case of theft and fraud by one of its staff.
The previous report dispelled by JAMB on Monday had it that a mysterious snake sneaked into the accounts office of the board in Makurdi, Benue state and swallowed N36 million.
The incident occurred when the examination body dispatched a team of auditors to take inventory of sold and unsold scratch cards and recover funds generated or embezzled during sales periods.
A fresh statement released by Franklin Benjamin reads: “It is natural for the office to account for what they have after the sale of scratch cards has been stopped and we discovered that lots of money were missing in Markurdi and other offices.
“There are procedures in the civil service, so the whole thing is still under investigation. She was queried, she appeared before the disciplinary committee, although she confessed that money was missing and a snake swallowed it.
“Unfortunately, she is calling one Joan’s name which did not appear in the investigation at all. Joan only recommended a house help for her. Of course, the management did not believe the story. She is just trying to put an excuse forward.
“These are things the Registrar is trying to unravel to put the board on the right footing. We had a case where one of the staff said he had an accident on his way and the scratch cards got burnt but only for us to discover that they were used because they all had serial numbers.”