Saw this news yesterday about a man (name withheld) who was recently duped of $30,000 inside a Lagos Bank.
The details were a little bit sketchy so we manage to get our hands on a story from an eyewitness who was also inside the bank.
The man that got duped was given fake dollar notes totalling $30,000 at the First City Monument Bank (FCMB), trade fair branch.
According to the eyewitness who sent us the photos, the victim said he went to the FCMB at trade fair complex on Friday, September 11th to buy dollars but the bank didn’t have enough money, so an Hausa man he met inside the bank told him he has 30,000 US dollars and he followed the Hausa man to his office to collect the money.
When he collected the money, they went back to the bank where he transferred the naira equivalent of $30,000 into the Hausa man’s account. When the victim got home at about 7pm, he was shocked to find out the dollar notes were fake but couldn’t go back to the bank.
So on Monday morning, he went to the Hausa man’s office and told him the money was fake, the Hausa man confirmed it was fake and said he bought the money from FCMB. They went to the bank, laid their complain, but the bank denied giving them the money.
The man started shouting which caused the security men attached to the bank to push him outside and poured tear gas on his body. He removed his clothes and started crying. The bank locked him outside while the Hausa man remained inside. People gathered and demanded the bank to provide the Hausa man and officer who poured the tear gas on the victim but the bank refused. People started protesting outside the bank and the police were called.
When the police arrived, it was learned the bank let the Hausa man out through the back door without people knowing. They took the victim away with their vehicle.