Three years after the sum of thirty-six point five million Naira mysteriously disappeared from coffers of JAMB, Zonal Office in Benue State, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today arraigned the culprits.
Those the anti-graft agency docked before an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama over the alleged fraud, were the State Coordinator of JAMB office in Makurdi, Mr. Samuel Umoru and the Clerical Officer, Mr. Philomina Chieshe.
In count eight of the charge before the court, EFCC, disclosed that the lady had under further interrogations in June 2016, claimed that a total sum of thirty-six point five million Naira, being value of the shortfall of unremitted e-JAMB cards, disappeared as a result of manipulation from the Kingdom of Darkness”.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the eight-count charge as they begged the court through their lawyers, Mr. A. I. Ihejirika and Mr. Mark Pace, to release them on bail, pending the determination of the case against them.
The court, directed that the defendants should remain in EFCC custody till Monday next week when their bail applications would be heard and determined.
The prosecution had earlier notified the court that the detention facility in the EFCC was also over-congested owin