Kano Zoological Gardens’ Gorilla has reportedly swallowed 6.8 million naira meant for the operations of the zoo. The money was generated from tourists who visited the zoo during the Eid celebrations.
The money was no where to be found when workers resumed work on Monday June 10th 2019.
Freedom Radio, a local Radio station in Kano had reported on Thursday June 13th that one of the finance officers it spoke with had said that a 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 indeed there was money missing in the organization but that he would rather not say anything about it as the matter was under investigation.
”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.”
Commenting on the matter, the spokesperson in the state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the matter was under investigation.
”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
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