February 14, 2018

‘I Didn’t Say Snake Swallowed JAMB’s N36 Million’ - Clerk To CNN

More controversy in the air after the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board alleged that a clerk in Benue State has blamed a snake for swallowing the missing N36million. The money was supposed to be remitted to the agency.

Mr Fabian Benjamin, spokesman of JAMB, told CNN that a staffer confessed to auditors a snake had “swallowed” the missing money. “She confessed that she had the money, kept it in a vault in the office but a snake came and swallowed the money,” Benjamin told CNN.

“The staff and others in her category that are found culpable have been suspended and will be handed over to appropriate authorities,” he added.

The clerk, named as Philomena Chiesche, denounced the allegations, saying the exam board invented the story about the snake. She also accused the exam board of turning her in to authorities, who she claims still haven’t questioned her about the missing funds.

“I did not say any money was swallowed by a snake. Nobody questioned me about that case. I am just a clerk and I serve under directors who are accounting officers. I wonder why they are personalizing the case?” the clerk told CNN.

Social media went crazy at the nature of the allegations. A Twitter account has been made for the snake. Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission tweeted that the agency’s national symbol, the eagle, shows no mercy for “money-swallowing snakes.”


  1. Hmm! some times i wonder where we are heading to...God help us

  2. All i will say at this point is that we all Nigerians need to pray, for God to save us from this bad leaders