Stanbic Bank clears air on arrest of customer in banking hall


    Stanbic Bank  Ghana has reacted to the arrest of a customer in the banking hall of one of its branches.

    The customer had alleged on Tell it all on Facebook that he went to withdraw GH¢100 from the ATM but it did not work and had to resort to the banking hall.

    But in the course of the transaction, the teller told him his account had been frozen and was asked to wait.

    After about five minutes of his waiting, two staff of the bank came with police officers to arrest him without being told of his offence.

    He was subsequently taken to the station where he wrote his statement and was kept in cells for about 24 hours.

    “I still didn’t know what I had done but I stayed in the cell for more than 24hrs. Later I was permitted to call a friend and she came with a lawyer to bail me. At that time, no Stanbic bank official had told me anything.

    “I went to work and I was told by my boss that Stanbic Bank says I have used my account to withdraw ₵4,800 from their client which was never true,” portions of his statement.