Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said the state-owned zoo doesn’t have a gorilla, which could have swallowed the N6.8 million missing from the facility.
Ganduje was reacting to the claim of an official of the Kano Zoological Gardens that a gorilla carted away the money from where it was kept before swallowing it.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the governor said it was a case of robbery and that 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.”