The state Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has on Tuesday forces five banks to shut down their operations in Owerri, the state capital.
Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, has sealed not less than five banks for refusing to operate on Monday, a day mapped out by indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB in all South East as sit-at-home in protest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, their leader who is currently in the custody of DSS.
Infoxclusive learned that hundred of bank customers were left stranded as the officials of the Imo State Government shut all the banks on Bank Road in Owerri, the state capital.
According to an eyewitness who visited the area around 9 a.m saw hundreds of banks customers waiting at various banks.
The banks that were sealed by Imo state government includes Access, Polaris, First Bank, Eco Bank, and United Bank for Africa.
One of the staff of the banks said that the operatives of Owerri Capital Development Authority sealed the banks.
Infoxclusive also learned that this was as a result of failing to open on Monday, a day mapped out by indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB in all South East as sit-at-home in solidarity with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, their leader who is currently in the custody of DSS.
Meanwhile, some government officials who were seen at the venue said the banks were sealed because of building approval plans.
Both the state commissioner for Information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, and the General Manager of OCDA Innocent Ikapmezie, did not respond to multiple calls put to their telephones by our correspondent.
They had neither return the calls nor reply to text messages as of the time of filing this report.