Bankers vs Customers: 3 Times Frustrated Nigerians Did Crazy Things at Banks to Get Cash

Bankers vs Customers: 3 Times Frustrated Nigerians Did Crazy Things at Banks to Get Cash

  • In October 2022, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced the redesign of N200, N500 and N1000 notes, urging Nigerians to deposit their old notes before January 31, 2023
  • While some heeded the directive, several others took it lightly, and this compounded the current woes of the people that birthed the scarcity of new naira notes
  • In the face of the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new notes, some Nigerians resorted to doing crazy things at banks to get their money

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It is said that desperate times call for desperate measures, but some Nigerians perhaps took this popular saying too far by their strange actions at banks, which were caught on camera.

The scarcity of the new naira notes engendered an unfortunate level of hardship and sufferings for many Nigerians. This sad reality was not helped by the high POS charges and difficulty in customers accessing their monies at banks.

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Bankers versus customers. Photo Credit: @freemanghettosoja, @mrcharger001, @imzillion
Source: TikTok

Legit.ng revisits three viral videos that captured the desperate stunts some Nigerians pulled at banks in a bid to get cash.

1. Young man storms ATM with his mattress, pillow, gas cooker and pot

To the surprise of a waiting crowd around a bank, a young Nigerian man showed up with a bed, a gas cooker, a pillow and a pot.

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The youth made himself at home, lying on the bed and eating bean cakes and bread while people watched.

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He had his breakfast there like it was his home. Photo Credit: @imzillion
Source: TikTok

ATM users took out their phones as they videoed the young man and his colleague. Hilarious reactions have trailed the video.

2. Frustrated man storms bank with bed and gas cooker

Another man was caught on camera with a mattress and a gas cooker as he joined a waiting line of customers at the bank.

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According to him, he wanted nothing more than to get assess to the money in his account but was always disappointed.

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The man showed up with a bed, gas cooker and pot. Photo Credit: @mrcharger001
Source: TikTok

His desperate move enjoyed the support of other bank customers, who were initially taken aback. Customers supported him by offering him a seat and helping him sit down, as seen in the video.

3. Man seen bathing by a bank

In what is the craziest of stunts, a young man was seen bathing beside a bank in a video that made the rounds online.

Customers and passers-by could not help but stop in their tracks to catch a glimpse of what he was doing.

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The man had a bucket of water, a bar of soap, and a sponge. Photo credit: @freemanghettosoja.
Source: TikTok

The man had a bucket of water and sponged his body with soap. He had only his shorts on.

Bank staff flee as customers get desperate

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some bank staff had fled as customers got desperate for their monies.

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Frustrated customers began to attack counters and cubicles of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), a development that led some banks to beef up security on their premises.

In a viral video on social media, employees of a certain bank chose to take their safety into their hands. After a crowd besieged a bank branch, and it seemed like they would attack the bank, the staff decided to escape using the back fence.

In the video, the female staff members were permitted to leave first using a ladder and the assistance of male personnel.

Source: Legit.ng

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Victor Duru (Editor) Victor Duru is a Reuters-trained award-winning journalist with over 4 years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a B.Sc in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a human interest editor, strategic content creator, freelancer and a Google-certified digital marketer. His work has been featured on US news media Faith It. He can be reached via victor.duru@corp.legit.ng

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