‘Money swallowing snake’: Nigerians hilarious reactions on social media

On Saturday, a local news portal in Nigeria reported that a government official had blamed a mysterious snake for missing funds of 36 million naira cash (over $100,000).

The funds belong to Nigeria’s Joints Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), a state agency responsible for the registration of admission of people seeking to enter the various universities.

An account’s clerk at the JAMB offices in Makurdi, capital of Benue State while answering audit queries said her housemaid and a fellow employee had confessed to using a snake to ‘spiritually’ stealing the monies she kept in an office vault.

The auditors had been sent from Abuja to take inventory of funds accrued over the sale of scratch cards to students hoping to gain access to JAMB’s website to register or check on the status of their admissions. This audit came up after reforms by the current registrar struck out use of the cards.

This incident has sent Nigerian social media into a buzz with Nigerians reacting to this story with many of them looking at different sides of the strange issue from the political, the social, the corrupt, the miraculous and even the fun aspect of the incident.

Someone has even created a Twitter account for the said snake.

Here are some of those hilarious reactions: