Policemen Take Over CBN Office In Ondo As Angry Bank Customers Lay Siege
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 15, 2023
Armed policemen have taken over the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) located in the Alagbaka area of Akure, the Ondo state capital, following a siege on the facility by some bank customers.
Daily Trust reports that scores of aggrieved bank customers had in the early hours of Tuesday stormed the CBN office following the refusal of many commercial banks in the state capital, Akure, to swap the old notes with the newly redesigned naira.
The customers who included commercial motorcyclists and drivers, traders, civil servants, businessmen, and women had besieged their various banks in exchange for the old notes for the new ones but were turned back by the officials.
A CBN official in Akure told Daily Trust that the apex bank would soon issue a statement directing the banks to start collecting the old notes from the customers.