Etele Prince, Kano
Zenith Bank Plc in Kano, may have gotten itself unto the wrong side of the law as a client, who is also Managing Director of Sibeda Commercial Enterprises, Mr. Mudashiru Jimoh is threatening legal action over the discovery that the bank had allegedly manipulated his account. He accused management of the bank’s branch on Wharf Road, Kano, of alleged conspiracy for intentionally issuing his account number to a new customer of the bank The customer said it was surprising that his account number 1011440531, was issued by the same bank to another client even while the account is still active and in his name.
Jimoh also said Zenith Bank has refused to furnish him with details of the authorisation to open the account and issuing his account number as fresh account, arguing that the action points to “fraudulent activity”. He maintained that if the bank, and purported customer, have no ulterior motives over the questionable account, they ought to have conveniently furnished him with the account details of the controversial account.
‘’Based on these anomalies, I have formally contacted, and briefed my lawyers, over the bank’s illegality to enable them institute a legal action for legalising illegality”, Jimoh told reporters in Kano weekend. Inquiries to Zenith Bank through its officials in Lagos, were not replied as at press time.