Sterling Bank Plc has said that an armed mobile policeman fleeing from an irate mob after shooting a tanker driver disrupted banking operations at the Sterling Bank branch on Creek Road this morning.
The bank said that the mobile policeman ran into the premises of the bank to escape being lynched.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Marketing Officer, Brand Management & Communications Group, Henry Bassey, Security operatives attached to the bank disarmed and arrested the fleeing mobile policeman but did not hand him over to the irate mob.
The statement further reads that the mob got upset and attacked the bank with the intention of unleashing mayhem on staff and customers. The branch’s reception area was vandalized and set ablaze.
“The security operatives attached to the branch prevented the mob from entering the branch while evacuating staff and customers before the arrival of police reinforcement. The branch has been temporarily shut down.
“We wish to inform all our customers that normal services will continue at nearby branches and through all our electronic channels.
“Sterling Bank is working with security agencies to resolve the issue”, he added.