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Jamb Snake: Court Remands Three JAMB Workers In EFCC Care Over Asserted N47m Misappropriation

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A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama has requested that three authorities of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) be remanded in the care of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the supposed complicity in the burglary of their boss’ assets assessed at N47.18 million.

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The authorities are the State Coordinator, JAMB Zonal Office, Plateau State, Yakubu Jekada; the State Coordinator of JAMB office, Benue State, Samuel Sale Umoru and an administrative officer in the Benue State office in Makurdi, Mrs. Philomina Chieshe.

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Equity Peter Afen gave the request for the litigants’ remand not long after they were summoned on two separate charges of eight and four tallies documented by the EFCC.

They argued not blameworthy when the charges were perused to them.

Jekada was summoned on a four-include charge in which he was blamed for abusing N11, 189,000.00, while Umoru and Chieshe were charged on an eight-include charge in which they were blamed for misusing N36 million, which Mrs. Chieshe was said to have guaranteed was gulped by a snake.

Equity Afen suspended to Monday for contention of the litigants’ safeguard application and the becoming aware of another charge likewise documented by the EFCC.

The charge against Yakubu, checked: CR/339/19, peruses:

*That you Yakubu Jekada somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2016 in Abuja inside the purview of this court while being the State Coordinator of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) zonal office, Plateau State and in such limit endowed with territory over specific properties indeed; 11,189 units of e-office cards of JAMB carried out criminal rupture of trust in regard of the said properties when you discarded the cards without appropriately rendering records of the transfers to JAMB and you along these lines perpetrated an offense as opposed to and culpable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Law.

*That you Yakubu Jekada somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2016 in Abuja and Plateau State, inside the ward of this court while being the State Coordinator of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) zonal Office, Plateau State, insincerely abused the entirety of N11, 189,000.00 having a place with JAMB, an office of the national legislature of Nigeria and you thusly dedicated an offense in opposition to Section 308 of the Penal Code and culpable under Section 309 of a similar law.

*That you, Yakubu Jekada somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2016 in Abuja and Plateau State inside the locale of this court while being the State Coordinator of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)zonal Office, Lokoja in such limit endowed with domain over specific properties indeed; N11,189,000 million, being continues acknowledged from the offers of e-office cards having a place with JAMB, perpetrated criminal break of trust by unscrupulously utilizing the said assets, and you subsequently carried out an offense as opposed to and culpable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Law.

*That you Yakubu Jekada, somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2016 in Abuja and Plateau State inside the locale of this court while being the State Coordinator of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)zonal Office, Plateau State utilized your situation to give uncalled for bit of leeway to yourself by changing over to your own utilization the total of N11,189,000.00 being continues from the closeout of e-office cards of JAMB and you along these lines submitted an offense in spite of and culpable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other related offenses Act.2000.

In the charge against Umoru and Mrs. Chieshe, the woman was said to have, under further cross examinations in June 2016, guaranteed that an all out entirety of N36.5m, being estimation of the deficiency of unremitted e-JAMB cards, “vanished because of control from the Kingdom of Darkness.”

The EFCC said Mrs. Chieshe “offered such fantastic clarification, realizing that same will generally be false, and along these lines submitted an offense opposite and culpable under segment 139(a) of the Penal Code Law.”

The two litigants were said to have in 2015, offered N48,500 influence to a reviewer, Mr. Ibrahim Oba, who was sent to Benue from Abuja office of the association to vet the records.

They were said to have carried out criminal rupture of trust as for 410 units of Change of Course Cards of JAMB, just as neglected to transmit continues from the offers of e-office cards having a place with the examination body.

The litigants purportedly dedicated the extortion that was accused on ‘the secretive snake’, between August 2014 and July 2016. The arraignment kept up that their activity was in opposition to areas 97(2), 308, 315 and 139 of the Penal Code Law, similarly segment 17(1) (c) of the of the Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Act, 2000.

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