While investigation into the missing N6.8million at the Kano Zoological gardens is still ongoing, the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has stated that there is no gorilla in the state-owned zoo.
Recall that an account officer of the Zoological Gardens had been quoted as saying a gorilla carted away the money from where it was kept before swallowing it.
Ganduje, speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, said it was a case of robbery and no animal was involved.
“You know, l already directed the anti-corruption agency in Kano to wade into the issue and they are still investigating,” he said.
“But all l can say now is that preliminary reports indicate that there was an armed robbery at the zoo and not the issue of gorilla. The issue of gorilla is junk journalism. This is because there is even no gorilla in that zoo. We are told that there was an armed robbery incident in which the entire safe at the zoo was carted away.
“The outcome of the investigation will let us know what actually happened. But l am sure that there is something wrong anyway.”