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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Another JAMB official ‘Takes’ N23 million, gives strange defence At Nassarawa State

A couple of days after the unusual report that a snake 'gulped' about N36 million from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board's vault in Benue State, another state co-ordinator of the board in Nassarawa state has concocted a fairly odd story to back a claimed misrepresentation.

This time, JAMB staff member, Labaran Tanko, said his auto got scorched and in the process scratch cards worth N23 million were obliterated in the inferno.

In any case, not inspired, as on account of the Benue adventure, the board, responding through its recorder, rejected Mr. Tanko's cases.

Hardly any days back, a JAMB deals assistant, Philomina Chieshe, had disclosed to JAMB recorder and his group who led certainty discovering sessions on claimed misrepresentation at the Board, that she couldn't represent N36 million she made in earlier years previously the nullification of scratch cards by the association.

Over the span of cross examination, Ms. Chieshe admitted that her housemaid "schemed with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to "profoundly" take (through a snake) the cash from the vault in the records office.

On account of Mr. Tanko, the board said after an exhaustive examination, it found that the cards which supposedly consumed close by Mr. Tanko's auto were utilized by understudies in Nassarawa state to enroll.

It said this was anything but difficult to find through straightforward checks done by its authorities.

Mr. Tanko, who made this admission at a session where suspects of extortion and culpability were grilled by top authorities of the board, including Registrar Ishaq Oloyede, however remained by his claim.

"I express gratitude toward God that I am alive today," Mr Tanko told the board. "I had a mischance on July third 2016. I was not the one that stuffed the cards since I was hurried to the healing facility, and they came to pack the consumed scratch cards to the workplace yet it couldn't be tallied. I have the serial quantities of the cards."

Until Mr. Oloyede's assumed control as recorder, JAMB applicants typically acquired scratch cards from JAMB state workplaces and other assigned focuses to access the board's site for either enrollment or to check their affirmation status.

Be that as it may, new changes presented by Mr. Oloyede, when he expected office in 2016, finished the utilization of scratch cards, supplanting it with a more proficient and powerful stages.

Is'haq Oloyede Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is'haq Oloyede

The board additionally gave reasons why Mr. Tanko's guard was untenable.

"Each (individual from ) staff who has scratch cards in their ownership must have the serial numbers. We discovered that the cards you asserted got copied were utilized in spite of the police report you exhibited to us and for JAMB, that is N23 million of government cash," the enlistment center said amid the session.

He likewise said the suspect, much the same as the woman arraigned in Benue, would be given over to the police once the board finishes up its in-house examinations.

"Those that we need to exchange have been exchanged to the (board) base camp until the point when they represent the missing assets. Be that as it may, those we accept are 'past us' will be given to the police quickly," Mr Oloyede said.

In a different response when PTIMES moved toward the representative of the load up, Fabian Benjamin, he delineated advances taken by the load up on the issue.

"Every one of the suspects have been suspended by the board. For Tanko's situation, the council has officially composed a report which the administration have sent to the (Education) service. When it is affirmed, it will be done," Mr. Benjamin said.

He additionally said the board will screen with cautious examination how staff endowed with delicate obligations handle government subsidizes hereafter.

"The battle against defilement by the board was given a lift by the current visit by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. Given the sort of acclamation by Magu and the certainty rested in the administration of the Oloyede-drove board, we would have no choice than to keep on doing more," Mr Benjamin said.