By Newsie Events Media:
All the banks on bank road in Owerri, the Imo state capital were on Tuesday, placed under lock and key by the officials of the Imo State government, leaving hundreds of bank customers stranded.
Our correspondent who visited the area around 9am confirmed that hundreds of banks customers were seen waiting outside.
Some of the banks that were sealed by the state government were Access, Polaris, First Bank, Eco Bank, and United Bank for Africa.
A customised ribbons of the state government officials was used in sealing the various banks as early as 7 am.
Some of the staff of the banks revealed that the operatives of Owerri Capital Development Authority sealed the banks.
The PUNCH gathered 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.
However, 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 by our correspondent.
They had neither return the calls nor reply to text messages as of the time of filing this report.
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