The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested and interrogated a JAMB cashier based in Makurdi, Philomina Chieshe, who had claimed that a mysterious snake swallowed N36m.
The money was part of proceeds from the sale of scratch cards.
EFCC Detectives told newsmen that Chieshe later said that the money was collected in installments from her by her Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Umoru.
In one of the statements she volunteered to the EFCC, Chieshe reportedly said that the coordinator usually asked her to withdraw proceeds of the sale of the cards from her account in two banks.
Chieshe told EFCC under oath, “This money that I withdraw, the coordinator used it for the office and some time for himself.”
According to her, she had warned Umaru that it was wrong to use the money for miscellaneous expenses in the office or for private purposes but he would not listen.
Some of the withdrawals which she claimed were at the order of the coordinator included the N340,000 withdrawn on May 5 and 26, 2014 with an ATM card.
She also revealed how she used her ATM card to withdraw N120,000 for the coordinator between June 17 and 18, 2014.
“He instructed me to withdraw the sum of N640,000 using my card between June 30, 2014 and July 7, 2014.”
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY has been informed that Umaru had also been arrested and questioned over Chieshe’s claims.