Armed robbers stole N6.90m in Kano zoo not gorilla - MD
- The managing director of the zoo said the money was stolen by armed robbers
- The finance officer in the zoo was earlier quoted as saying a gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it
The management of Kano Zoological Garden has spoken about the missing N6.90 million reportedly swallowed by a gorilla in a zoo in the state, saying the money was stolen by armed robbers.
Vanguard reports that Mallam Umar Yusif Umar, the managing director of the zoo said it has no gorilla and that the money was stolen by burglars.
RELATED POST: Gorilla Swallow 6.80 Million in KanoUmar said: “I was called midnight on Sunday, June 9th, by the head of security that armed robbers burgled our office including the revenue office.
“About 6.30 a.m., I left my home for the office and immediately I arrived I met my office and that of all the directors opened.
“Instantly I called the DPO, Sharada police station and reported the case to him. As far as I’m concerned, I suspect theft and nothing close to Gorilla.”
Umar said the money stolen was N6.90 million and not N6.82 million widely reported.
Kano police spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna, said 10 staff of the zoo, including the accounting officer Lawan Dandadarin, have been arrested and detained.
The finance officer in the zoo was quoted as saying the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it.
The incident was said to have happened during the Sallah celebrations.
Umar Kobo, the managing director of the zoo, confirmed that the money is missing and that the issue is being investigated.