At a time when Nigerians are still trying to get over the euphoria that a mystery snake swallowed N36 million in JAMB office in Markudi, Benue State, there comes a report that monkeys have allegedly carted away N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Caucus.
This disclosure was given as hint to newsmen by Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna-APC), minutes after Senator Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa-APC), was removed as the chairman of Northern Senators forum.
While Senator Adamu was accused of mismanaging N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators, Mr. Sani told the newsmen that the money was claimed to have been carted away by monkeys in a farm house.
Mr. Adamu’s removal was announced in a letter read by the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, shortly before the end of the plenary on Wednesday.
The letter signed by the forum’s Public Relations Officer, Dino Melaye, noted that Mr. Adamu was removed for ‘financial mismanagement and misadministration.’
In his reply to questions on why the senator was removed, Mr. Sani said the financial mismanagement borders on a N70 million belonging to the forum.
He said the money was rumoured to have been carted away by monkeys in a farm house.
His words: “There are some things some of my colleagues will not say but I’m not used to holding back. When we assumed office, Senator Ahmed Lawan tendered the sum of N70 million to the 8t Senate. That N70 million was money gathered from the 7th Senate. It was handed over to northern senators of 8th Senate. The rumours going round, which I don’t know whether it’s true but I believe other senators know, is the fact that there were allegations that some monkeys raided the farm house of some of the executives of the northern senators forum and carted away some of these money.
“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 farm house. So, they don’t want this to be said but I believe that we should be very clear.”