Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar Photo: Channels Television

The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has told all state officers being investigated for corruption to return government’s money in their possession.

A mystery “snake” sneaked into the accounts office of JAMB in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash.

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Speaking at a public presentation of a book, Dynamics of Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, in Abuja written on his behalf, Oloyede said officials who returned their stolen fund honourably would not face further prosecution.

He said: “It is a continuous process. When anyone is found to be unable to account for whatever belongs to the government, our first duty is to ask the person to refund.

“If the person refunds honourably, there will be little or no need to go further. But if they refuse, we will take a necessary step of calling on the security agencies to recover whatever belongs to the government.

“But we know that there are many honourable people that even when they make mistakes, they are ready to rectify them. For these people, there is no problem.”