Police Take Over CBN Office In Akure, Ondo Following Banks Customers Siege
Armed police men have taken over the office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Akure, the Ondo State capital following the alleged banks and customers siege.
The policemen were hurriedly deployed on Tuesday morning, following a siege on the CBN office by angry banks customers.
The protesters claimed the banks rejected the old N200, N500 and N1,000 notes they took to the banks for deposit in their accounts.
Some of them said some of the banks in the city were dispensing old N200, N500 and N1,000 through their automated teller machines on Tuesday morning
The angry customers moved to the CBN office, but were prevented by the timely arrival of armed policemen from gaining entrance into the premises.