A gorilla placed at a Kano Zoo, allegedly swallowed N6.8m as claimed by the finance officer of the recreational facility. According to the finance officer of the Kano Zoological Gardens, the incident occurred during the Sallah celebrations. BBC Pidgin who reported that the Kano zoo finance officer claimed the Gorilla swallowed N6.8m, further added that the managing director of the zoo, Umar Kobo, 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 told the BBC Pidgin.
Abdullahi Haruna, police spokesman in Kano reportedly said that 10 persons including those on duty when the money went missing, have been arrested.
A Zoo in northern Nigeria is investigating reports that a gorilla has eaten about 7m naira ($19,400, £15,400), officials have told BBC Pidgin. The Managing Director of Kano Zoo, Umar Kashekobo, said: “Police are investigating what happened – all I can say is money is missing.”
Five days’ worth of gate fees had disappeared, Kano Police spokesperson Abdullahi Kiyawa said. He told the BBC that 10 people had so far been arrested and officers were also investigating why such a lot of money was being kept in the office instead of the bank. Freedom Radio, a popular station in Kano, reported that the money was missing earlier this week.
It interviewed someone from the zoo’s finance department who said a gorilla sneaked into the office, stole the money and later swallowed it. Last year an official for Nigeria’s national exam board in Benue state said a snake had come into the office and eaten 36m naira of exams fees.