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Court Admits 4 JAMB Officials To Bail of N71m Over Missing Money

Court Room. Photo: Punch
Court Room. Photo: Punch

An FCT High Cout Maitama has granted bail of N71 million to four officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) over the missing N36 million of the examination board.

 

The officials admitted to bail are Samuel Umoru, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola and Aliyu Yakubu who were charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of funds belonging to JAMB.

 

They were arraigned together with Philomina Chieshe, a sales cleark of the examination who claimed that a snake swallowed the money. Chieshe was granted bail last Thursday.

 

Ruling on Umoru, who is a state cordinator of JAMB, the trial Judge, Justice Peter Affen admitted him to bail in the sum of N25 milliom with two sureties who must be residents of Abuja and ordered that one of the sureties must have a landed property in Abuja worth the value of the bail sum.

 

The trial judge ordered that he should be remanded at Kuje prison pending when the period he meets the bail conditions.

 

Agbo was admitted to bail of N6 million and a surety in like sum while Ogunsola and Yakubu were admitted to bail of N20 million each with two sureties in like sum.

 

They were all ordered by the trial Judge to drop their international passport with the court, while they are remanded in Kuje and Suleja Prison respectively pending the time they meet their bail conditions.

Their cases were adjorned to October 10 and 15 for the commencement of trial.

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