Armed Robbers Stole N6.82m, Not Gorilla – Kano Zoo Management

Armed Robbers Stole N6.82m, Not Gorilla – Kano Zoo Management
  • PublishedJune 18, 2019

The management of Kano Zoological Garden has made a quick reversal over the missing N6.82 million reportedly swallowed by a Gorilla, stating that the money was stolen from its coffers by armed robbers.

The Managing Director of the zoo, Mallam Umar Yusuf, said it has no Gorilla and that the money was stolen by burglars.

He said, “I was called midnight on Sunday June 9th, by the head of security that armed robbers burgled our office including the revenue office.

“About 6.30 a.m., I left my home for the office and immediately I arrived I met my office and that of all the directors opened.

“Instantly I called the DPO, Sharada police station and reported the case to him. As far as I’m concerned, I suspect theft and nothing close to Gorilla.”

Umar said the money stolen was N6.90 million and not N6.82 million widely reported.

The Kano police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said 10 staff of the zoo, including the accounting officer Lawan Dandadarin, have been arrested and detained.

Haruna told newsmen that the statement collected from those arrested so far has nothing to do with Gorilla.

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