A gorilla at the Kano Zoological Gardens is being accused of ‘swallowing‘ N6.8 million cash realized from gate fees during last week’s Eid el Fitri.
An accounts officer at the zoo claimed the gorilla went into an office where the money was kept and then proceeded to ‘swallow’ it.
Though the Managing Director of the Kano Zoo, Umar Kashekobo, confirmed that money was missing, he gave no details about how it disappeared.
The police are investigating the matter and questioning ten members of staff.
The money swallowing gorilla story is similar to the allegation, last year, by an official of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Benue state that a ‘spiritual’ snake found its way into the organization’s office in Makurdi and ate N36 million cash.