Thousands of bank customers were on Tuesday left stranded as the banks were shut by people believed to be officials of the Imo State Government, at the Bank Road in Owerri, the state capital, The Punch newspaper is reporting.
Report gathered revealed that by around 9am banks customers were all waiting at various banks, as some of the banks sealed by the state government were: Access, Polaris, First Bank, Eco Bank, and United Bank for Africa.
Some of the staff of the banks made it known that the operatives of Owerri Capital Development Authority sealed the banks.
Information also gathered made it known that the banks sealed were those that failed to open on Monday, a day states in South East sit-at-home in protest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra who is being tried at the Federal High court in Abuja by the Federal Government.
While, some government officials said that the banks were sealed because of building approval plans.
Both the state commissioner for Information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, and the General Manager of OCDA Innocent Ikapmezie, did not respond to multiple calls put to their telephones.
They had neither return the calls nor reply to text messages as of the time of filing this report. (The Punch)