A yet-to-be-identified bank customer has slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.
The deceased died after waiting for hours to collect his Automated Teller Machine card, ATM, at the bank in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State, Tribune reported.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident
“He was not trying to withdraw cash; he came to collect his ATM card,” the police spokesperson said.
Recall that banking halls across various commercial banks in Lagos, Osun, Ekiti, and other parts of the country witnessed minimal activity as frustrated customers resorted to alternative means of cash withdrawal following the scarcity of naira notes in the banks.
Checks by our correspondents revealed that while most banking halls were empty due to paucity of funds in bank vaults, large crowds had formed outside some of the few banks that were rumoured to be preparing to load their Automated Teller Machines.