SWITZERLAND, JUNE 14 – A Gorilla at the Kano zoo has been accused of breaking into the office of a finance officer and swallowing some cash running to about N6.8 million.
According to the BBC Pidgin, a finance officer in the zoo said the gorilla sneaked into an office and carted away the money before swallowing it. The incidence reportedly happened during the salah 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 say anything. What I can confirm is that money is missing,” he told the BBC Pidgin.
Spokesman of the Kano state, Abdullahi Haruna, has 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. As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit,” Haruna said, according to the BBC.