A major and big Gorilla in the Kano Zoological Gardens has purportedly gulped N6.8 million implied for the tasks of the zoo. The cash was produced from visitors who visited the zoo during the Eid festivities.
On Monday, June tenth when labourers continued work, it was found that the cash was mysteriously gone.
A neighbourhood radio station in the state, Freedom Radio had covered Thursday, June thirteenth that one of the fund officers it talked with had said that one enormous Gorilla sneaked into their office and supposedly gulped the near seven million Naira.
Affirming the loss of the cash, the Managing Director of the zoo, Umar Kashekobo, said to be sure there was cash missing in the association yet that he would preferably not utter a word about it as the issue was under scrutiny.
”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.”
Remarking on the issue, the representative in the state police direction, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said the issue was under scrutiny.
” 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
This case is the same than the one that occurred in February 2018 when one Philomena Chieshe, a business representative with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state, had asserted that an enormous snake gulped N36m, which the board produced using closeout of a scratch card.