“It’s Not My Money”: Drama as Man Climbs Telecommunication Mast After N500,000 Disappears From His Account

“It’s Not My Money”: Drama as Man Climbs Telecommunication Mast After N500,000 Disappears From His Account

  • A man who fell victim to fraud decided to climb a telecommunication mast after visiting his bank
  • The man claims that over N500,000 disappeared from his account a few minutes after receiving an alert
  • He was rescued by men from the fire service after intense persuasion and promises to help him with recovering the money

A 27-year-old man has been rescued by the Kano state fire service on top of a telecommunication mast.

Reports have it that the yet-to-be-identified man climbed the mast in protest of missing N500,000 in his account

BBC quoted one Saminu Yusuf of the Fire Service, as saying that the man had planned to end his life after N500,000 disappeared from his account.

Fire service came to the rescue Photo credit: Premium times
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According to him, he had received a credit alert of N500,000, but on getting to the bank, the money was not longer in the account.

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Yusuf explained:

"We received a call that someone climbed that ARTV antenna, we quickly race down and convinced him to come down after numerous persuasion.
"Fortunately, he complied and came down without harm before we turned him over to the police.
"The man said that the money that was vanishing from his account did not belong to him, and he was unsure what to do."

Nigerians react

@SemiNigerian wrote:

"We all no the bank, it its hightime banks fixed thier security issues, people are losing thier lives and money ."

@chuksmadi also said:

"This is unfortunate, it is either it was a fake alert or the bank must be held responsible for the money."

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