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Drama: Another N26 million JAMB fund involved in car crash

Another fraudulent scenario has surfaced again at the body conducting Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board have another developing story of fraudulent action surfacing barely a week after an alleged snake swallowed N36 million from one of its offices.

The former Nassarawa State Coordinator of JAMB, Tanko (as identified), has come under fire as he has been alleged of another fraud of N26 million.

The N26 million was said to have been from the sale of the scratch cards used by candidates for registration o JAMB portal.

Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesman while speaking to newsmen in Abuja said the former Nassarawa State coordinator had apologized to the JAMB audit team for his inability to account for the money for unknown reasons.

In his confessional statement, Tanko claims that the unsold scratch cards got burnt when he was involved in a car crash though he couldn’t give details of the scratch cards sold before the use of scratch card pin was abolished in 2016.

The Head of Media, JAMB, said that both at the at the headquarters in Abuja, and the state offices the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the police had been invited to assist in recovering of the allegedly unaccounted for funds by its officials.

He said: “In JAMB, we have nothing to hide. We run an open door system, where the public must have unfettered access to information, positive or negative, present or past.

“The fact remains that the officer in question in our Benue office and many others found in similar situations in some other states diverted the funds before the coming of Oloyede.

“But, be that as it may, management is working assiduously to arrest and hand over to the appropriate quarters this snake that swallowed our N36 million and a host of others still in our system.”

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