👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
6.8 million Naira raised from entry ticket into Kano Zoological Gardens has mysteriously disappeared.
DENISAURUS News understands that the Chief Revenue Officer of the zoo, reportedly said the money was swallowed by gorillas.
It is not the first time in Nigeria an animal has been accused of swallowing money.
In February 2018, a sales clerk with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) claimed that snakes eat 36 million naira.
Likewise, 70 million belonging to the Nigerian Senators’ Forum was eaten by monkeys.
Confirming the story of the missing money from the Kano Zoological Gardens, Abdullahi Haruna, the police spokesperson in the state, said that 10 staff members of the Zoo were now in detention.
“Yes it is true that money got missing from the Kano Zoo,” he said: “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.”
Mr Haruna, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, explained that “among the people we arrested are the gate men and the people in the finance unit.
He said: “What we want to understand is why they left such huge amount of money for five days without taking it to the bank.”