Commotion As Osogbo Branch Of Diamond Bank Shuts Down

Customers waiting to withdraw money
Customers waiting to withdraw money.
Customers of Diamond Bank in Osogbo could no withdraw their money after the branch was shut down on the orders of an Osun State High Court

The Osogbo branch of Diamond Bank has been shut down on the orders of an Osun State High Court over an alleged breach of contract.

Court officials and police men on Tuesday invaded the premises of the bank located at Ogo-Oluwa area of Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The development was said to have halted transactions leaving many customers stranded.

One of the customers, who preferred anonymity said she had been at the entrance of the bank for over five hours as it remained under lock and key.

She said: “I felt very disappointed, I have been here for the past five hours, nobody attends to us , we were only being told that the bank was locked as a result of court order.”

Customers at the gate of the bank

Meanwhile, another customer of the bank,  Idowu Olawoyin said "we don’t really know why the so call Diamond bank subjects us into this mess. I came to the bank around 8:15am , aim to do transaction only to find it out that the bank is under lock.”

“We learnt that the bank owed a customer a sum of 50 million naira which they fail to pay and the woman on the court order came to lock down the bank.

“They are still inside, I think they are begging the woman so as to allow them to continue their operation.

“You can see, no ATM is working, they just locked us outside. We are helpless”, he said.

An army officer, who also came to the bank to complete a lingering transaction threatened to foment trouble should they fail to find a lasting solution within 24 hours.

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