The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)has been fleeced of N10 million after hackers gained access into its internet site after altering the profiles of its ad hoc staff.
JAMB’s registrar, Ishaq Oloyede made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja, Tuesday .
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.
According to Oloyede, 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 disclosed that the ad hoc staff of the board have since been paid and also given an assurance that the stolen money would be recovered.
Oloyede further revealed that payment into the accounts of the beneficiaries led to the diversion.