Some monkeys have reportedly swallowed about N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Caucus few days after a snake was said to have swallowed N36 million in Benue JAMB office.
According to a report, the money got missing after monkeys allegedly raided the farm house of one of those entrusted with it.
Briefing newsmen after plenary, Senator Shehu Sani, said that the N70 million was handed over to the caucus from the 7th Senate.
He alleged that the money could no longer be accounted for.
At the plenary, Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu who presided, announced Sen. Aliyu Wamakko as the new chairman of the Northern Senators Caucus,
Sani was quoted by a Nigerian Newspaper, Vanguard, as saying: “There are some things that some of my colleagues cannot say but I am not used to holding back what is the truth.
“When we resumed as senators, when we assumed office, Senator Ahmed Lawan tendered the sum of 70 million naira to the 8th senate that is, that 70 million naira was monies gathered by northern senators from the 7th senate.
“So it was handed over to the 8th senators from northern Nigeria under the 8th senate.
“The rumours going round, whether it is true, but I believe most of the senators know the fact that there were allegations that some monkeys raided the farm house of some of the executives in northern senators forum and carted away some of these monies.
“I think this country is becoming a huge joke, first of all it was the rodent that drove away the president and we now have snakes consuming about N36 million, and you now you have monkeys.”