6 Times Animals Stole Money in Nigeria

By Alabi Saheed Abiodun
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6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria

How Animals Stole Money in Nigeria

Nigeria is the most populous black nation with a population size of over 200 million alongside more than 35 million goats, 22 million sheep, and about 14 million cattle.

Amazingly, not only are the people of this great country adjudged to be corrupt, but animals in this nation also play their part in the looting processes.

While the likes of Tafa Balogun, Alison Madueke-Deiziani, Joshua Dariye, and a host of other high-profile Nigerians have been accused of stealing in the past, Monkeys, Snakes, Gorillas, and even termites have been accused of missing funds in Nigeria.

In this episode of Fact File, we take a look at 6 times animals were blamed for missing monies in Nigeria.

“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers the
need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary
documents which have not been made available for us.”

In the midst of all these allegations, not once were any of the animals detained or made to stand trial.

 

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6. Termites Eat Vouchers of N17bn

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Termites ate vouchers of N17bn – NSITF

In August 2022, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF told the Senate that termites have eaten some of the vouchers having details of N17.158 billion yet to be explained.

The Senate committee headed by Senator Mathew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) had asked for the NSITF’s past and present management on where monies totaling N17.158billion were transferred between January and December 2013.

None of the management, however, could offer a reasonable explanation for the undocumented multiple transfers, as those at the helm of affairs in 2013 told the committee that they left behind documents like vouchers.

The incumbent managing director of NSITF, Dr. Michael Akabogu, debunked the previous explanation, noting that no such document existed in their kitty.

He said;
“The container the said documents were kept by past management has not only been beaten by rains over the years but even possibly been eaten up by termites.

“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers the
need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary
documents which have not been made available for us.”

In the midst of all these allegations, not once were any of the animals detained or made to stand trial.

 

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“The ELEPHANT was said to appear just moments immediately after the MONEY VAN left the bank premises. The route at which this ELEPHANT came into the bank is yet to be known.”

Incidentally, First Bank of Nigeria, which the elephant purportedly stole from, has an elephant in its mascot. For days, the bank had to reassure its customers on Twitter that their money was safe.

6. Termites Eat Vouchers of N17bn

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Termites ate vouchers of N17bn – NSITF

In August 2022, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF told the Senate that termites have eaten some of the vouchers having details of N17.158 billion yet to be explained.

The Senate committee headed by Senator Mathew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) had asked for the NSITF’s past and present management on where monies totaling N17.158billion were transferred between January and December 2013.

None of the management, however, could offer a reasonable explanation for the undocumented multiple transfers, as those at the helm of affairs in 2013 told the committee that they left behind documents like vouchers.

The incumbent managing director of NSITF, Dr. Michael Akabogu, debunked the previous explanation, noting that no such document existed in their kitty.

He said;
“The container the said documents were kept by past management has not only been beaten by rains over the years but even possibly been eaten up by termites.

“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers the
need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary
documents which have not been made available for us.”

In the midst of all these allegations, not once were any of the animals detained or made to stand trial.

 

Watch the video version below…

 

 

Do well to subscribe to this channel to enjoy more insightful episodes of Fact File.

“I think, this country is becoming a huge joke. First of all, it was the rodents that drove away the president and then we now have snakes consuming about N36 million and now we have monkeys raiding farmhouses. So, they don’t want this to be said but I believe that we should be very clear.”

5. Elephant escapes with N125 million

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
An elephant was said to have swallowed N125m from a First Bank in Lagos

In February 2018, an elephant was said to have disappeared with N125 million from the premises of a First Bank in Lagos, Nigeria.

The suspect reportedly came to the bank in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 27, 2018, just after the money van left the bank premises.

According to a Facebook user, the bank manager Mr. Ogunwusi Olaia alleged that the elephant stole the money from the bank located at the border of Seme, Lagos.

Shadrack Okpomhe said;

“Mysterious Elephant Appears In First Bank Nig. – Lagos – Swallows 125Million Live. A live walking and physically okay ELEPHANT was seen today, a few minutes ago at a First Bank Nigeria Branch at Seme Border – Lagos State, Nigeria, at exactly 01:47 p.m. in the bank premises after the bank received a dispatch of money from the Bank Headquarters.”

“The ELEPHANT was said to appear just moments immediately after the MONEY VAN left the bank premises. The route at which this ELEPHANT came into the bank is yet to be known.”

Incidentally, First Bank of Nigeria, which the elephant purportedly stole from, has an elephant in its mascot. For days, the bank had to reassure its customers on Twitter that their money was safe.

6. Termites Eat Vouchers of N17bn

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Termites ate vouchers of N17bn – NSITF

In August 2022, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF told the Senate that termites have eaten some of the vouchers having details of N17.158 billion yet to be explained.

The Senate committee headed by Senator Mathew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) had asked for the NSITF’s past and present management on where monies totaling N17.158billion were transferred between January and December 2013.

None of the management, however, could offer a reasonable explanation for the undocumented multiple transfers, as those at the helm of affairs in 2013 told the committee that they left behind documents like vouchers.

The incumbent managing director of NSITF, Dr. Michael Akabogu, debunked the previous explanation, noting that no such document existed in their kitty.

He said;
“The container the said documents were kept by past management has not only been beaten by rains over the years but even possibly been eaten up by termites.

“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers the
need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary
documents which have not been made available for us.”

In the midst of all these allegations, not once were any of the animals detained or made to stand trial.

 

Watch the video version below…

 

 

Do well to subscribe to this channel to enjoy more insightful episodes of Fact File.

“I think, this country is becoming a huge joke. First of all, it was the rodents that drove away the president and then we now have snakes consuming about N36 million and now we have monkeys raiding farmhouses. So, they don’t want this to be said but I believe that we should be very clear.”

5. Elephant escapes with N125 million

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
An elephant was said to have swallowed N125m from a First Bank in Lagos

In February 2018, an elephant was said to have disappeared with N125 million from the premises of a First Bank in Lagos, Nigeria.

The suspect reportedly came to the bank in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 27, 2018, just after the money van left the bank premises.

According to a Facebook user, the bank manager Mr. Ogunwusi Olaia alleged that the elephant stole the money from the bank located at the border of Seme, Lagos.

Shadrack Okpomhe said;

“Mysterious Elephant Appears In First Bank Nig. – Lagos – Swallows 125Million Live. A live walking and physically okay ELEPHANT was seen today, a few minutes ago at a First Bank Nigeria Branch at Seme Border – Lagos State, Nigeria, at exactly 01:47 p.m. in the bank premises after the bank received a dispatch of money from the Bank Headquarters.”

“The ELEPHANT was said to appear just moments immediately after the MONEY VAN left the bank premises. The route at which this ELEPHANT came into the bank is yet to be known.”

Incidentally, First Bank of Nigeria, which the elephant purportedly stole from, has an elephant in its mascot. For days, the bank had to reassure its customers on Twitter that their money was safe.

6. Termites Eat Vouchers of N17bn

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Termites ate vouchers of N17bn – NSITF

In August 2022, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF told the Senate that termites have eaten some of the vouchers having details of N17.158 billion yet to be explained.

The Senate committee headed by Senator Mathew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) had asked for the NSITF’s past and present management on where monies totaling N17.158billion were transferred between January and December 2013.

None of the management, however, could offer a reasonable explanation for the undocumented multiple transfers, as those at the helm of affairs in 2013 told the committee that they left behind documents like vouchers.

The incumbent managing director of NSITF, Dr. Michael Akabogu, debunked the previous explanation, noting that no such document existed in their kitty.

He said;
“The container the said documents were kept by past management has not only been beaten by rains over the years but even possibly been eaten up by termites.

“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers the
need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary
documents which have not been made available for us.”

In the midst of all these allegations, not once were any of the animals detained or made to stand trial.

 

Watch the video version below…

 

 

Do well to subscribe to this channel to enjoy more insightful episodes of Fact File.

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Lai Mohammed linked a dragon to a missing World Bank Loan

In 2018, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed suggested that a World Bank loan may have been swallowed up by an unknown dragon.

Briefing newsmen after a plenary, Lai said since the money could not be accounted for, it could have been well swallowed up by a mysterious dragon.

“I think, this country is becoming a huge joke. First of all, it was the rodents that drove away the president and then we now have snakes consuming about N36 million and now we have monkeys raiding farmhouses. So, they don’t want this to be said but I believe that we should be very clear.”

5. Elephant escapes with N125 million

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
An elephant was said to have swallowed N125m from a First Bank in Lagos

In February 2018, an elephant was said to have disappeared with N125 million from the premises of a First Bank in Lagos, Nigeria.

The suspect reportedly came to the bank in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 27, 2018, just after the money van left the bank premises.

According to a Facebook user, the bank manager Mr. Ogunwusi Olaia alleged that the elephant stole the money from the bank located at the border of Seme, Lagos.

Shadrack Okpomhe said;

“Mysterious Elephant Appears In First Bank Nig. – Lagos – Swallows 125Million Live. A live walking and physically okay ELEPHANT was seen today, a few minutes ago at a First Bank Nigeria Branch at Seme Border – Lagos State, Nigeria, at exactly 01:47 p.m. in the bank premises after the bank received a dispatch of money from the Bank Headquarters.”

“The ELEPHANT was said to appear just moments immediately after the MONEY VAN left the bank premises. The route at which this ELEPHANT came into the bank is yet to be known.”

Incidentally, First Bank of Nigeria, which the elephant purportedly stole from, has an elephant in its mascot. For days, the bank had to reassure its customers on Twitter that their money was safe.

6. Termites Eat Vouchers of N17bn

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Termites ate vouchers of N17bn – NSITF

In August 2022, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF told the Senate that termites have eaten some of the vouchers having details of N17.158 billion yet to be explained.

The Senate committee headed by Senator Mathew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) had asked for the NSITF’s past and present management on where monies totaling N17.158billion were transferred between January and December 2013.

None of the management, however, could offer a reasonable explanation for the undocumented multiple transfers, as those at the helm of affairs in 2013 told the committee that they left behind documents like vouchers.

The incumbent managing director of NSITF, Dr. Michael Akabogu, debunked the previous explanation, noting that no such document existed in their kitty.

He said;
“The container the said documents were kept by past management has not only been beaten by rains over the years but even possibly been eaten up by termites.

“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers the
need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary
documents which have not been made available for us.”

In the midst of all these allegations, not once were any of the animals detained or made to stand trial.

 

Watch the video version below…

 

 

Do well to subscribe to this channel to enjoy more insightful episodes of Fact File.

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Monkey reportedly swallowed N70 meant for northern senators

The ape family gets a mention as a monkey was blamed for a missing N70 million in February 2018.

Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central District at the time, said the money given to the Northern Forum of Senators, was swallowed by monkeys at the leader’s farm.

Shehu made the revelation minutes after Senator Abdullahi Adama, who was accused of misusing the said funds, was deposed as chairman of the Northern Senators Forum.

READ ALSO: Dariye, Nyame, And The Governors Who Were Sent to Jail After Office

“The first one… snakes swallow about N36 million, and now you have monkeys,” Sani said.

In the midst of the event, Senator Dino Melaye shared a photo with Shehu, with a caption suggesting they were strategizing on how to arrest the mysterious monkey.

4. Dragon Swallows $486m

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Lai Mohammed linked a dragon to a missing World Bank Loan

In 2018, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed suggested that a World Bank loan may have been swallowed up by an unknown dragon.

Briefing newsmen after a plenary, Lai said since the money could not be accounted for, it could have been well swallowed up by a mysterious dragon.

“I think, this country is becoming a huge joke. First of all, it was the rodents that drove away the president and then we now have snakes consuming about N36 million and now we have monkeys raiding farmhouses. So, they don’t want this to be said but I believe that we should be very clear.”

5. Elephant escapes with N125 million

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
An elephant was said to have swallowed N125m from a First Bank in Lagos

In February 2018, an elephant was said to have disappeared with N125 million from the premises of a First Bank in Lagos, Nigeria.

The suspect reportedly came to the bank in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 27, 2018, just after the money van left the bank premises.

According to a Facebook user, the bank manager Mr. Ogunwusi Olaia alleged that the elephant stole the money from the bank located at the border of Seme, Lagos.

Shadrack Okpomhe said;

“Mysterious Elephant Appears In First Bank Nig. – Lagos – Swallows 125Million Live. A live walking and physically okay ELEPHANT was seen today, a few minutes ago at a First Bank Nigeria Branch at Seme Border – Lagos State, Nigeria, at exactly 01:47 p.m. in the bank premises after the bank received a dispatch of money from the Bank Headquarters.”

“The ELEPHANT was said to appear just moments immediately after the MONEY VAN left the bank premises. The route at which this ELEPHANT came into the bank is yet to be known.”

Incidentally, First Bank of Nigeria, which the elephant purportedly stole from, has an elephant in its mascot. For days, the bank had to reassure its customers on Twitter that their money was safe.

6. Termites Eat Vouchers of N17bn

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Termites ate vouchers of N17bn – NSITF

In August 2022, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF told the Senate that termites have eaten some of the vouchers having details of N17.158 billion yet to be explained.

The Senate committee headed by Senator Mathew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) had asked for the NSITF’s past and present management on where monies totaling N17.158billion were transferred between January and December 2013.

None of the management, however, could offer a reasonable explanation for the undocumented multiple transfers, as those at the helm of affairs in 2013 told the committee that they left behind documents like vouchers.

The incumbent managing director of NSITF, Dr. Michael Akabogu, debunked the previous explanation, noting that no such document existed in their kitty.

He said;
“The container the said documents were kept by past management has not only been beaten by rains over the years but even possibly been eaten up by termites.

“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers the
need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary
documents which have not been made available for us.”

In the midst of all these allegations, not once were any of the animals detained or made to stand trial.

 

Watch the video version below…

 

 

Do well to subscribe to this channel to enjoy more insightful episodes of Fact File.

1. Snake swallows 36 million

Snake in JAMB office swallowed N36 million: Nigerians react - Legit.ng
Snake accused of swallowing N36m from JAMB office

In 2018, a sales clerk, Philomena Chieshe was suspended after she told auditors that a snake had swallowed 36 million Naira (the equivalent of $100,000).

Chieshe, was working at an office for the Nigerian examination board, in charge of collecting exam fees.

A representative of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Fabian Benjamin, told CNN that the employee admitted to auditors how a snake “swallowed” the missing money. According to Benjamin, Chieshe admitted that she had the money kept in an office’s safe before the snake came to swallow it.

However, the clerk denied the claim by the board, alleging that the snake story was made up.

“I did not say that the money had been swallowed by the snake. Nobody asked me about that case. I am just a clerk and work under the guidance of directors who are accountants. I wonder why they are personifying this case?” She queried.

What the authorities failed to mention was the particular breed of snake that

2. Gorilla swallows n6.8 million

 

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria

In 2019, a gorilla was accused of swallowing 6.8 million Naira (about $19,000) at the Kano Zoological Gardens. The stolen sum was part of entry fees collected from those who patronize the zoo, especially during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.

However, further findings revealed that the money was in fact stolen and not swallowed by a gorilla.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of the zoo, Umar Yusuf, there had never been a gorilla on its territory since it first opened almost half a century ago.

Umar explained that the money was stolen around 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

“Alleged armed robbers stormed the zoo, broke into the administrative part, robbed and looted seven offices,” Yusuf said. The authorities are still investigating the crime.

3. Monkey swallows N70 million

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Monkey reportedly swallowed N70 meant for northern senators

The ape family gets a mention as a monkey was blamed for a missing N70 million in February 2018.

Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central District at the time, said the money given to the Northern Forum of Senators, was swallowed by monkeys at the leader’s farm.

Shehu made the revelation minutes after Senator Abdullahi Adama, who was accused of misusing the said funds, was deposed as chairman of the Northern Senators Forum.

READ ALSO: Dariye, Nyame, And The Governors Who Were Sent to Jail After Office

“The first one… snakes swallow about N36 million, and now you have monkeys,” Sani said.

In the midst of the event, Senator Dino Melaye shared a photo with Shehu, with a caption suggesting they were strategizing on how to arrest the mysterious monkey.

4. Dragon Swallows $486m

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Lai Mohammed linked a dragon to a missing World Bank Loan

In 2018, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed suggested that a World Bank loan may have been swallowed up by an unknown dragon.

Briefing newsmen after a plenary, Lai said since the money could not be accounted for, it could have been well swallowed up by a mysterious dragon.

“I think, this country is becoming a huge joke. First of all, it was the rodents that drove away the president and then we now have snakes consuming about N36 million and now we have monkeys raiding farmhouses. So, they don’t want this to be said but I believe that we should be very clear.”

5. Elephant escapes with N125 million

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
An elephant was said to have swallowed N125m from a First Bank in Lagos

In February 2018, an elephant was said to have disappeared with N125 million from the premises of a First Bank in Lagos, Nigeria.

The suspect reportedly came to the bank in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 27, 2018, just after the money van left the bank premises.

According to a Facebook user, the bank manager Mr. Ogunwusi Olaia alleged that the elephant stole the money from the bank located at the border of Seme, Lagos.

Shadrack Okpomhe said;

“Mysterious Elephant Appears In First Bank Nig. – Lagos – Swallows 125Million Live. A live walking and physically okay ELEPHANT was seen today, a few minutes ago at a First Bank Nigeria Branch at Seme Border – Lagos State, Nigeria, at exactly 01:47 p.m. in the bank premises after the bank received a dispatch of money from the Bank Headquarters.”

“The ELEPHANT was said to appear just moments immediately after the MONEY VAN left the bank premises. The route at which this ELEPHANT came into the bank is yet to be known.”

Incidentally, First Bank of Nigeria, which the elephant purportedly stole from, has an elephant in its mascot. For days, the bank had to reassure its customers on Twitter that their money was safe.

6. Termites Eat Vouchers of N17bn

6 Times Animal Stole Money in Nigeria - Daily Report Nigeria
Termites ate vouchers of N17bn – NSITF

In August 2022, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF told the Senate that termites have eaten some of the vouchers having details of N17.158 billion yet to be explained.

The Senate committee headed by Senator Mathew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South) had asked for the NSITF’s past and present management on where monies totaling N17.158billion were transferred between January and December 2013.

None of the management, however, could offer a reasonable explanation for the undocumented multiple transfers, as those at the helm of affairs in 2013 told the committee that they left behind documents like vouchers.

The incumbent managing director of NSITF, Dr. Michael Akabogu, debunked the previous explanation, noting that no such document existed in their kitty.

He said;
“The container the said documents were kept by past management has not only been beaten by rains over the years but even possibly been eaten up by termites.

“As directed by this committee, I told the past management officers the
need for them to help us out in answering this query with necessary
documents which have not been made available for us.”

In the midst of all these allegations, not once were any of the animals detained or made to stand trial.

 

Watch the video version below…

 

 

Do well to subscribe to this channel to enjoy more insightful episodes of Fact File.

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