An accounts officer at the Kano Zoological Gardens has alleged that a Gorilla swallowed N6.8 million cash realized from gate takings during last week’s Eid el Fitri.
The Kano state police command confirmed that N6.8 million was missing from the zoo.
Spokesman for the state police command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, told the BBC that investigation has been launched.
“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo,” he said.
“As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.”
The Managing Director of Kano Zoo, Umar Kashekobo, confirmed that money was missing. He however gave no other explanation, stating that the police is already investigating the matter.