Commercial activities came to a halt at the
Alagbaka branch of First Bank in Akure, the Ondo state capital after a man said to be in his
late 30s, held the place to a ransom over alleged illegal deduction
from his account.
The Precision gathered that the man who arrived the bank at about 1pm headed
straight for the customer care section where he gave one of the
personnel, a young lady, a “hot slap” for not doing enough to solve his
His complain was ‘constant debiting’ of his account without explanation.
He then headed for the counter where he destroyed no fewer
than 5 computers, smashed one of the money counting machine and ordered
all the workers to leave immediately.
‘I will bring down this bank. Everybody should leave now.. I am a
citizen of the country, why will they deduct my money without
explanation..f**k everybody here..’ He brandished his passport, ranted
while confusion enveloped the bank.
Customers as well all as workers all scampered for safety thinking his action was a prelude to a robbery operation.
The man also attacked the bank’s security personnel who escaped immediately.
A soldier who was in the bank at the time of the incident,
walked up to the man and pleaded that he allow the authorities handle
the case in an amicable manner which he bluntly refused.
Infuriated by his action, the soldier went out of the bank
and came in with no fewer than 6 heavily armed mobile policemen who
immediately descended on the man.
Headbut, kicks, blows, gun butt attack, and tear gas were
some of the compliments he got from the obviously enraged mobile
policemen before he was bundled into a waiting van.
The police authorities is yet to comment on the incident.