Sales clerk suspended after claiming missing £72,250 was eaten by a snake

A sales clerk has been suspended after claiming thousands of pounds that went missing was actually eaten by a snake.

At least it's a bit more original than my dog ate my homework

Philomenia Chieshe tried the ‘dog ate my homework’-style excuse when bosses noticed the money was missing at the Nigerian examination board where she works.

She said a snake devoured 36 million naira in cash, the equivalent to around £72,250.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has doubts about Ms Chieshe’s explanation.

The organisation has since started disciplinary proceedings, according to the BBC.

She’s also taken something of a ribbing on social media.

Somebody even set up a Twitter account for the snake

And Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency joined in


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