Delta: Police reacts to man who slumped and died inside banking hall after several hours of waiting to withdraw new notes


A yet to be identified man allegedly slumped and died at a bank in Agbor, Delta state after waiting for several hours to withdraw cash.

The incident happened inside the banking hall on Thursday afternoon, February 2, 2023.

One Omole Mike, shared a photo of the deceased and wrote; ‘Just now, at about 1:30 pm. Somebody collapsed and died in the First bank of Nigeria, Agbor Branch. The Date is on 02-02-2023. May his Soul Rest in Peace. It is well.’

The CBN had on Monday, January 20, 2023, instructed that banks should stop payment of new naira notes over-the-counter while encouraging bank customers to use electronic means for transactions.

It was gathered that the yet-to-identified man visited his bank branch at Agbor, Delta State to get his ATM but met a very long queue.

In his determination, the middle-age-man stood for hours like every other customer who were waiting to be attended to by the bank’s representation.

However, on Thursday, 2nd February, he was said to have slumped and died after complaining of pain.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Delta state, DSP Bright Edafe, said the deceased came to the bank to collect his ATM card.

He noted that the deceased was at the bank to collect his Automated Teller Machine card before the unfortunate incident.

His words: ‘He was not trying to withdraw cash; he came to collect his ATM card.’

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