The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it will “ show no mercy” to the alleged ‘snake ’ that recently “swallowed ” the sum of N 36 m at the Makurdi , Benue State office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board .
An employee of JAMB , Philomina Chieshe , had , during an interrogation by a committee set up to audit the sale of UTME forms before the board started online sales , said that a “mystery snake ” sneaked into its accounts office and made away with the cash .
Reacting to the development on its verified Twitter handle on Monday , the EFCC vowed to ensure a thorough investigation of the case .
At 6 .30 pm on Monday , the tweet had attracted 5 ,349 retweets , 5 ,286 likes and over 1, 000 comments .
The post, which has generated intense debate among Nigerians on Twitter , was accompanied with the image of an eagle preying on a snake .
Some Nigerians who reacted to the tweet urged the EFCC not to be political in its investigation of the matter .
While some hailed the agency , others warned that the ‘snake ’ should not be allowed to defeat the eagle .
One of them , who tweeted as
@UtdFan 4 , wrote , “The eagle picks its prey and then flies to a safe location . If it eats the prey , we don’t know . If the prey gives the eagle bribe , we don’ t know . If it’s all a camouflage , we still don’t know . In everything let ’s just give thanks and appreciate nature .”
Another commentator, identified as Yucan Fukof, pleaded that the “swallowed money” should be recovered . He tweeted , “So the eagle will eat the snake with the money?”
The comments were , however , flooded with pictures showing snakes supposedly having money in their wombs and pictures of snakes clashing with an eagle , among others