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News - June 14, 2019

Gorilla ‘swallows’ N6.8m in Kano zoo

By Michael Paul

The management of the Kano Zoological Gardens, has said it is investigating how a gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away N6.8 million before swallowing it.

A finance officer in the Kano Zoological Gardens has accused a gorilla of swallowing N6.8 million belonging to the Zoo, according to BBC Pidgin.

Ivotesng.com could not independently confirm this incident which 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 reportedly told the BBC Pidgin.

Police spokesman in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna, could not be reached by Ivotesng.com for comments as of the time of filing this report.

He was, however, quoted as confirming 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.

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