Kano State police command has said it would not hesitate to arrest a gorilla or any other animal linked to the missing N6.8 million at the Kano Zoological Garden.
The police in the course of their investigation into the matter maintained that there are still no indications that the money was swallowed by a gorilla as earlier reported.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, Said contrary to speculations, the N6.8 million went missing after an alleged robbery incident which occurred on June 9, 2019.
Abdullahi said the police on June 9, received a distress call from some staff of the Garden, who informed them about the robbery incident.
He, however, said 10 staff of the Zoological Garden had been arrested by the police in connection with the missing money.
Abdullahi added that if any suspect links the missing money to any of the animals in the garden, police would not hesitate to arrest that animal.
According to the PPRO, the money was proceeds generated during the just concluded Sallah celebrations and instead of the personnel taking the money to the bank for safe keeping, they kept it with them, a situation that led to the alleged robbery.