A finance officer at Kano Zoological Gardens has claimed that a gorilla swallowed N6.8 million that went missing under their watch.
According to BBC, the finance officer said the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it.
The money was generated from tourists who visited the zoo during the Eid celebrations.
Reacting to the report, the managing director of the zoo, Umar Kobo, 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 told the BBC Pidgin.
“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, 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.