CNB News – A Gorilla in the Kano Zoological Garden has reportedly swallowed N6.8 million meant for the operations of the zoo, and the money was gartered during Sallah celebration from the gate fee.
A local radio station in the state, Freedom Radio had reported on Thursday June 13th that one of the finance officers it spoke with had said that one huge Gorilla sneaked into their office and allegedly swallowed the close to seven million naira.
Confirming the loss of the money, the Managing Director of the zoo, Umar Kashekobo, said:
”The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything concerning the matter. Many journalists have met me on the issue but I don’t want to say anything. All I can to say is that the money got missing.”
The spokesperson in the state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said:”
Yes it is true that money got missing from the Kano Zoo. It is money they realised for five days of Sallah festivities. As at now, we have arrested 10 staff members of the Zoo and they are in police CID. Among the people we arrested are the gatemen and the people in the finance unit. What we want to understand is why they left such huge amount of money for five days without taking it to the bank,” Haruna said