All banks’ branches round Financial institution Street, Owerri capital of Imo State on Tuesday had been shut down by the Authorities of Imo State, by considered one of its companies, the Owerri Capital Improvement Authority (OCDA) over alleged failure to open on Monday, a day slated within the South East for sit-at-home in protest of Nnamdi Kanu’s detention.
A few of the banks affected had been Polaris Financial institution, Entry Financial institution PLC, Skye Financial institution, Union Financial institution, First Financial institution, Heritage (Enterprise) Financial institution, Keystone Financial institution, and EcoBank.
The branches of the affected banks within the State, which at the moment are below lock and key have remained locked as tons of of shoppers had been stranded on the time of submitting this report.
When DAILY POST visited the banks, it noticed the personalized ribbons the state authorities officers utilized in sealing the varied banks as early as 7 am.
A few of the financial institution employees interviewed confirmed to our correspondent that the operatives of Owerri Capital Improvement Authority sealed the banks.
When contacted, Mr Modestus Nwankpa, Particular Adviser on Native Print stated that the banks had been sealed due to constructing approval plans and never over alleged failure to open on Monday.
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