The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has
uncovered another fraud of N26 million allegedly
perpetrated by its former Nasarawa State coordinator,
simply identified as Tanko.

The development came barely one week after the board
uncovered a N36 million fraud allegedly perpetrated by its
Benue State sales clerk, Philomena.
Tanko was said to have embezzled the money he generated
from the sale of the scratch cards hitherto used by
candidates to either gain access to the JAMB website for
registration or other services.

JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told newsmen in
Abuja that the former Nasarawa State coordinator had
apologised to the JAMB audit team for his inability to
account for the money for unknown reasons.

The officer, in his confessional statement, claimed that the
unsold scratch cards were burnt when he was involved in a
car crash, even as he failed to account for the ones he sold
before a ban was placed on the use of scratch cards in

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JAMB’s head of media said that the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the police had been invited
to assist in recovering money allegedly stolen by its officials
in the Abuja headquarters and the state offices.

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

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“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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