By Toby Prince
A report by BBC Pidgin has accused a gorilla of swallowing N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens.
A finance officer in the zoo was quoted as saying the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it.
According to reports, this was said to have occurred 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.
“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.
This is not the first time animals have been involved in related issues in Nigeria.
In February last year, Philomena Chieshe, a sales clerk in the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state, alleged that a snake swallowed N36m, being proceeds from sale of scratch card.
Also, Shehu Sani, a former senator, once said monkeys carted away N70 million belonging to northern senators.