ON THE 26TH OF NOVEMBER 2020 , ARMED ROBBERS ATTACKED THE BRANCH OF THE UNION BANK AT ODE IRELE
Written by awawa on April 6, 2022
On the 26th of November 2020 , armed robbers attacked the branch of The Union Bank at Ode Irele headquarters of Irele Local Govt after they had successfully raided a police station in the community. The robbers made away with an unspecified amount of money as their loot from the operation.
The unfortunate incident had made the bank to be abandoned both by the authorities of the Union Bank and their numerous customers, hence leaving the community without a commercial bank.
Awawa FM correspondents, Tamarauemi Ebimini and Philip Goodluck who went to ode-irele to touch base with the people earlier today reported that residents of Irele and its environs who are Union bank customers expressed their displeasure over the absence either the Union Bank or any other commercial bank for that matter in the community.
In an exclusive interview with Mr Akinbamini Franklyn who is one of the bank customers, he bemoaned the total shut down of the bank. The School proprietor told our correspondents that one of the reasons he allowed his students to be paying school fees to the bank directly is for them to be exposed to transactions and other important activities in the bank.
In a chat with the Atayese of Irele, Chief Deriwa Kayode, he lamented the exploitation of POS operators as a result of the absence of a Bank in the community. He also added that security personnels should be positioned at strategic places in the town to prevent future occurrences.
Residents of Irele who spoke to out correspondents expressed their grievances on the unavailability of a bank in the town, stating the discomfort of travelling to another town for transaction and the high cost of transacting with POS operators.
A businesswoman, Mrs kathering David, who shared different view, stressed that she doesn’t face any challenges as regards unavailability of bank in the town.