By Aishat Salihu
An official of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday for trial over alleged N36million fraud.
Philomina Chieshe, a controversial official of JAMB who allegedly told operatives of the anti-graft commission that a snake swallowed the cash in question and five others involved were arraigned before Justice Peter Afen at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja.
The accused however pleaded not guilty to an eight-count charge bordering on fraud following her refusal to furnish the management of JAMB the true information on the financial status of JAMB e-cards supplied to the Benue Zonal office between 2014 and 2016.
The offence is contrary to section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law as Clieshe faces trial alongside five other officials which include; Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu.
According to EFCC, Philomina Chieshe ought to know that the shortfall in the unremitted e-JAMB cards, which she claimed disappeared as a result of manipulation from the kingdom of darkness is false and untenable before the law.