A yet-to-be identified bank customer has reportedly slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.
The tragic incident happened inside the banking hall on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
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Viral reports alleged that the man died after waiting for several hours to withdraw cash.
However, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the news to Tribune on Friday, said the man died after waiting for hours to collect his Automated Teller Machine card at the bank in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.
“He was not trying to withdraw cash; he came to collect his ATM card.” Edafe said.
In other news, Nigerians have been captured dealing with the stress of the naira note swap in a rather violent manner in the banking hall.
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A video of two Nigerian men exchanging blows for reasons unknown has made rounds online. The angry men swung blows at themselves in front of other customers and bank employees.
Meanwhile, a video has surfaced online, showing Nigerians struggling to enter the banking halls to swap the old naira notes for new ones.
Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria initially stood its ground on the initial date of expiration for the old notes causing there to be extreme tension and struggle to arrive at banks before the due date but it has now announced that the President approved a 10-day extension to encourage more Nigerians to quickly deposit the old notes.
Citizens could be seen in the videos fighting and trying to enter the already crowded compounds while security officers failed to control the crowd. Watch video here.