Gorilla Accused Of Swallowing N6.8 million By Kano Zoo Accounts Officer

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A gorilla at the Kano Zoological Gardens is being accused of ‘swallowing‘ N6.8 million cash realized from gate takings during last week’s  Eid el Fitri.

The police are already investigating the matter and are questioning  10 people.

An accounts officer at the zoo claimed that the gorilla sneaked into an office where the money was kept and then proceeded to ‘swallow’ it.

The Managing Director of Kano Zoo, Umar Kashekobo, confirmed that money was missing.

He gave no details.

He merely said: “Police are investigating what happened – all I can say is money is missing.”

The police also confirmed the disappearance of money from the zoo.

“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo,” spokesman for the state police command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, told the BBC.

“As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.”

Kano-based Freedom Radio had, earlier in the week, interviewed someone from the zoo’s finance department who said a gorilla sneaked into the office, stole the money and then swallowed it.

The money swallowing gorilla story is similar to the allegation, last year, by an official of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state that a ‘spiritual’ snake found its way into the organization’s office in Makurdi and ate N36million cash.

The Nation


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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    First snake and now gorrilla… Pls where is the money so my Dog can swallow as well.

  2. Mbadugha Adaeze vivian 2016054162

    Funny but is this real? Animals swallowing money in offices or are we been fooled? Last year it was a snake now its a gorilla,animal now sneaking into offices to swallow money.

  3. Okeke Cynthia Chinecherem

    The criminals should provide the stolen money and quit blaming the “innocent gorilla”.

  4. Peter Blessing Chinaza 2016054097

    Hmmmm.Niger self. Gorilla stole n swallowed 6.8million. I can’t believe it because this is the same story we heard last year about a snake swallowing millions of money. So money is now food to animals. This should be thoroughly investigated before it leads to another thing

  5. This is so unbelievable…..Hw can a gorilla swallow money as large as 6.8 million!!!!! IT’S SHOCKING

  6. there’s nothing Nigerians will not do…
    God help us all

  7. Sacrilege! This country is dead. Darm

  8. Are we on this story again. What is wrong with this country

    1. Onyema Juliet Onyinyechi

      What’s all this?.Wonders shall never end…Nigeria

  9. Unbelievable!there is nothing I can’t see in this country

  10. Emmanuella Ezeifeka

    These people think we’re fools in this country. I’m disappointed

  11. Chinweuba Tobechi

    I wonder why they arrested the zoo staffs, they should have arrested the suspected gorilla..

    corruption has come to stay in Nigeria, it can only take the grace of God to revive our dearest country.

  12. This is outrageous….what is this country turning into?
    Oh there was a country!

  13. Nigeria my country! This is unbelievable!

  14. Ifediba Jennifer chinecherem.

    How is this possible.. Blatant lie.. Nonsense

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