We are still recovering from the shock of last year after Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk in the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state, alleged that a snake swallowed N36m, now the financial officer of the Kano Zoological Gardens has blamed a gorilla for swallowing missing N6.8 million.
According to BBC Pidgin, he claimed the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it. 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 told the BBC Pidgin. Abdullahi Haruna, police spokesman in Kano, confirmed that 10 persons, including those on duty when the money went missing, have been arrested.
“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo,” he reportedly said, 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.