Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has ordered investigation into the missing N6.8m from the Kano Zoo, which an accounts officer with the agency sensational claimed was swallowed by a gorilla.
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The missing sum was proceeds of the gate-taking at the zoo during the recent Eid-fitr celebration. Ten workers in the government owned establishment have been arrested in connection with the money.
The governor in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, ordered the state anti-corruption agency to launch investigation into the matter with a view to unravel the mystery and bring perpetrators to book.
It reads: “Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state orders the State Anti-Corruption Commission to probe the issue of Kano Zoological Gardens story of alleged swallowing of the sum N6.8m by a Gorilla in the Zoo.
“The order was given on Friday by the governor and the Commission swings into action, immediately after the issuance of the order.
“He asked the Commission to look into the immediate and remote cause of the allegation, directing them to unearth everything surrounding the incident.”