While speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, April 13, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, revealed that some hackers hack JAMB, obtained access to the board’s intranet platform and allegedly diverted over N10 million by modifying the profiles of its ad hoc staff.
Oloyede, who confirmed that the money diverted was the board’s ad hoc staff’s allowance, said it was discovered after an investigation was carried out.
Sahabi Zubairu of Takum, Taraba state, alongside others were arrested in the course of the investigation.
According to the JAMB registrar, the accounting department failed to identify the fraud, because they did not cross-check the names on the accounts to ensure that they matched those listed on the website or the owners of the codes.
He also revealed that the board’s ad hoc workers had been compensated, as well as a promise that the lost money would be recovered.
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