EDO House of Assembly on
Tuesday in Benin received
a petition against one of the
commercial banks in the
state (name withheld), whose
Automated Teller Machine ATM,
allegedly dispenses fake Naira
notes.
The petitioner, Mr Charles
Ajiboye, said he visited the
bank’s ATM at the Oba Market in
Benin on Sept. 4 with his United
Bank for Africa ATM card to
withdraw N3, 000 when he ran
out of cash.
According to him, he expressed
surprise when he was accosted
and accused of allegedly
spending fake currency notes
at the point of purchase at the
market.
The petitioner said he
immediately left for the Oba
Market Police Station to lay his
complaint, but was not given
audience, hence he forwarded
a petition to the State House of
Assembly.
Consequently, the Speaker,
Mr Kabiru Adjoto, referred
the petition to the House
Standing Committee on Finance,
Budget and Appropriation, for
investigation.
Adjoto directed the committee
to report back to the House
within two weeks.
The House was also in
receipt of a petition from the
Traders Welfare Union of
Nigeria, appealing to the state
government to start work on the
proposed International market.
NAN

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