- The management of Kano Zoological Garden has denied that the N6.90 million allegedly missing at the zoo was swallowed by a gorilla
- Umar Kobo, the managing director of the zoo, confirmed that the money was missing
- 10 people including those on duty when the money went missing are said to have been arrested
Umar Kobo, the managing director at Kano Zoological Gardens has said the missing N6.8 million was not swallowed by a gorilla as earlier claimed.
Legit.ng recalls that BBC Pidgin quoted a finance officer in the zoo as claiming that the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it.
The alleged incident was said to have happened during the Sallah celebrations.
Umar Kobo, the managing director of the zoo, confirmed that the money is missing and that the issue is being investigated.
"The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything on the matter, many journalists have come to meet me but I don’t want to talk anything. What I can confirm is that money is missing," he said.
Abdullahi Haruna, police spokesman in Kano, was quoted to have confirmed that 10 persons, including those on duty when the money went missing, have been arrested.
Among those arrested are the security guard and those working in the finance unit.
“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo. As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit," he said.
This is not the first time animals will be accused of swallowing money in Nigeria.
Legit.ng previously reported that the EFCC began investigating a sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, who claimed a mystery snake sneaked into the account office of the JAMB in Makurdi, the Benue state capital and swallowed N36 million.
The anti-graft agency in a Facebook post on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, said it was probing the matter and would keep Nigerians updated.
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