Nigerians on social media went on a craze after reports emerged that a state official had blamed an enigmatic serpent for missing cash amounting to 36 million naira or an equivalent of Sh10 million.
The missing cash belonged to the West African country’s Joints Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), a government agency that registers and admits applicants for various universities in Nigeria.
While responding to audit queries at the JAMB offices in Makurdi, capital of Benue State, an accounts clerk is reported to have claimed her house-help and a work colleague had admitted to using a snake to ‘spiritually’ loot the cash that had been stored in an office vault.
The clerk was responding to queries by auditors from Abuja who were taking account of funds after the registrar struck out the use of scratch cards, which were previously sold to students who sought admission and needed to check their admission status on the JAMB website.
But Nigerians on Twitter could hear none of it and took to the social media platform to rubbish the claims, while some made fun of the bizarre claims by the clerk.
Here are some of the tweets:
Here is a CCTV footage of the moment a strange snake crawled into jamb office and swallow N36 million, we hope this footage will help apprehend the reptile. pic.twitter.com/6FLgUleIIc
— OBI IS A MAN (@Naija_blood_) February 11, 2018
November 2008: satellite we built for 40 billion disappears
September 2004: Ship laden with 30,000 barrels of oil disappears
August 2017: Rats chase the President out of office
February 2018: Snake swallows 36 million from JAMB
I need a beer
— Imoh Umoren (@ImohUmoren) February 10, 2018
Efcc arrests snake accused of swallowing 36m naira from the vaults of Jamb.
Details later, as snake insists it is within his rights to swallow anything pic.twitter.com/RmsbqGuzpl
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) February 10, 2018
reporter : How did you manage to mysteriously swallow the 36 million from JAMB OFFICE ?
snake 🐍 : *Mtchweee !!!* pic.twitter.com/OZhcfCiN60
— noris eli (@iam_NORIS) February 10, 2018
JAMB QUESTION- 100MARKS. Calculate how long it will take a snake to swallow 36,000,000 Naira. If the Bank notes are either in 100, 200 or 500 denomination and tabulate the chances of the snakes survival using the APC formula.
— LordKabba (@LordKabba) February 10, 2018