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JAMB Blames Accounting Department After Hackers Divert Over N10m From Site

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Following the hacking of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) intranet site and reportedly diverted over N10m after altering the profiles of its ad hoc staff, the board management has blamed the accounting department for failing to detect the fraud by not cross-checking the names on the accounts

Registrar of the exam body, Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday April 13.

Oloyede who disclosed that the diverted money was the allowance of the board’s ad hoc staff, said it was uncovered after an investigation was carried out.

 

The investigation also led to the arrest of one Sahabi Zubairu from Takum in Taraba state alongside others.

 

“The accounting department failed to detect the fraud by not cross-checking the names on the accounts to ensure that they tallied with those listed on the website or owners of the codes,” He said.

 

Revealing that the ad hoc staff of the board have since been paid and also giving an assurance of the stolen money being recovered, Oloyede further stated that payment into the accounts of the beneficiaries led to the divertion.

 

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