Sterling Banks explains cause of fire incident at Creek Rd branch

An armed mobile policeman fleeing from an irate mob after allegedly shooting a tanker driver disrupted banking operations at the Sterling Bank branch on Creek Road, Apapa, this morning.
The said policeman was said to have ran into the premises of the bank to escape being lynched by the rampaging crowd.
Security operatives attached to the bank promptly disarmed and arrested the fleeing mobile policeman but did not hand him over to the irate mob. 
The mob got upset and attacked the bank with the intention of unleashing mayhem on staff and customers. The branch’s reception area was vandalized and set ablaze.
The security operatives attached to the branch prevented the mob from entering the branch while evacuating staff and customers before the arrival of police reinforcement. The branch has been temporarily shut down.
A statement by the bank’s Chief Marketing Officer, Corporate and Communications’ Group, Henry Bassey said ”we wish to inform all our customers that normal services will continue at nearby branches and through all our electronic channels” and that Sterling Bank is working with security agencies to resolve the issue.

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