Despite having N29 million of the newly designed naira notes in the branch’s vaults, an operations manager of a top commercial bank in Abuja’s central district was arrested on Monday by EFC agents for refusing to load the bank’s automated teller machines.
To the delight of the upset customers who had waited hours in line without receiving the new notes, the operatives ordered the loading of all the ATMs and the payment of the specified amount across the counter before escorting him away for further questioning.
This information was released in a statement on Monday by Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity.
According to the operations manager of a top commercial bank in Abuja, Uwujaren, the EFCC made the discovery as part of its ongoing surveillance and visits to banks across the nation to access their vaults and determine whether they were purposefully withholding the newly designed naira notes.
More than five bank branches were covered by EFCC agents on Monday in Abuja, he said, adding that related operations are ongoing in zonal commands all over the nation.
“The operation will go on until the banking system returns to normal.
Nigerians who are having trouble accessing their money at any bank or who suspect wrongdoing should get in touch with the commission right away.