Gorilla latest animal linked to Nigeria corruption

Gorilla in the thick DRC forests

Nigerians accuse gorilla of swallowing money meant for development

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) MYSTERY surrounds a probe into allegations a gorilla had swallowed N6,8 million (R274 000) kept at a zoo north of Nigeria.

Some four suspects including security officials and an accountant have been arrested and charged with negligence following the alleged incident at the Kano Zoological Gardens.

It is reported the money was from gate takings during a Muslim festival.

Authorities said it was unlawful to keep such large amounts of money at the zoo.

“Whoever if found guilty, at the end of investigations would be charged to court for prosecution,” said Abdullahi Haruna, regional police spokesperson.

There has been a strange twist to the case amid reports no gorillas are kept at the Kano Zoological Gardens.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who disclosed the development, has ordered the anti-corruption commission to probe the latest revelation.

Social commentator, Sylvester Udemezue, pointed out animals had been at the centre of mystery in Nigeria.

Last year, a senator allegedly abused N70 million (R2,8 million) meant for northern legislators and claimed it had been swallowed by monkeys in his farm.

An official with the country’s examinations board has been in court for allegedly diverting N36 million (R1,45 million) and claimed a snake had swallowed money kept at her office.

In 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari had to vacate his offices after rats reportedly ravaged it while he was out of the country to seek medical attention.

“How is this gorilla story a shocker to anyone in Nigeria?” Udemezue quipped.

– CAJ News

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