Gorilla swallow N7 Million in Kano Zoo

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The finance officer in charged of Kano Zoological Gardens has alleged that a gorilla sneaked into his office and swallowed N7 million that is under his watch.

Freedom radio station in Kano State disclosed that the financial officer said the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and made away with the money before swallowing it.

The money was raised from tourists who visited the zoo during the Eid celebrations, this year.

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Director managing the zoo, Umar Kobo, had confirmed that the money is missing and that the issue is under investigation.

Kobo told BBC Pidgin that, “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,”.

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According to BBC report 10 persons, including those on duty when the money got missing, have been apprehended.

“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo,” Abdullahi Haruna, police spokesman in Kano told BBC pidgin 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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In February 2018, Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk in the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state, claimed that a snake swallowed N36 million, being proceeds from sale of scratch cards.

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