Kano Zoological Gardens finance officer (names withheld) claims that a gorilla swallowed N6.8 million that went missing under their watch realized from gate takings during last week’s Eid el Fitri.
The account officer at the zoo claimed that the gorilla sneaked into an office where the money was kept and then proceeded to ‘swallow’ it.
The managing director of the zoo,Umar Kobo confirmed that the money is missing and that the issue is being investigated but he could not share the findings with the media, he told the BBC Pidgin
“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo,” Abdullahi Haruna, police spokesman in Kano told BBC, adding: “As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.
You could recall that money swallowing gorilla story is similar to the allegation, last year, by an official of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state that a ‘spiritual’ snake found its way into the organization’s office in Makurdi and ate N36 million cash.
Also, Senator Shehu Sani, once claimed monkeys carted away N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators’ Forum form a lawmaker’s farm house in Nasarawa State.