Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has ordered for a prove into claims that a gorilla in the state zoo swallowed N6.8million
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, revealed that the order which was given on Friday to the state Anti-corruption Commission, is already in effect.
Quoting the governor, Anwar stated that the order mandates to “unearth everything surrounding the incident.”
Last week, some staff of the zoo claimed that N6.8million generated during Eid was swallowed by a gorilla.
Umar Kashekobo, the Managing Director of the zoo, admitted that money was indeed missing, but he chose to remain silent as the matter was still being investigated.
”The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything concerning the matter. Many journalists have met me on the issue but I don’t want to say anything. All I can to say is that the money got missing,” Umar said.
The state police command spokesman , DSP Abdullahi Haruna, also spoke:
” Yes it is true that money got missing from the Kano Zoo. It is money they realised for five days of Sallah festivities. As at now, we have arrested 10 staff members of the Zoo and they are in police CID. Among the people we arrested are the gatemen and the people in the finance unit. What we want to understand is why they left such huge amount of money for five days without taking it to the bank,” Haruna said.