Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq Oloyede, Wednesday said a dozen of fraudsters gained access into an intranet site of the board, altered profiles of its ad-hoc staff and diverted over N10m meant for their allowances.
Oloyede, who stated this during the parade of the scammers in Bwari, Abuja, said the board uncovered the fraud after a careful investigation which led to the arrest of one Sahabi Zubairu from Takum in Taraba State, and several others.
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He noted that government policy requires that monies meant for ad hoc staff are paid directly into the accounts of the beneficiaries; a situation which, he said, gave room for the challenge the board was facing.
He, however, decried the failure of the account department to detect the fraud by cross checking the names on the accounts to ensure that they tallied with those listed on the website or owners of the codes.
He clarified that the site was not for application to become JAMB ad hoc staff, but for JAMB ad hoc staff to supply their account details and names for payment of their allowances.
Meanwhile 10 of the scammers admitted to the crime and said they were lured into it by Zubairu.