Union Threatens To Shut Down Banks Nationwide

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees, NUBIFIE, has threatened to shut banks nationwide due to the continued police detention of its president, Danjuma Musa.

The police claimed Musa embezzled N30 million, an allegation the union said is “false, untrue and fallacious”.

Muhammed Sheikh, secretary general of NUBIFIE, briefed the press in Lagos on Thursday that Musa had been incommunicado since his arrest by men of the Special Anti-roberry Squad, SARS, on May 11.

‘’If it was an arrest, he will be allowed to speak to his lawyer or family members. On May 12, when we found him in Area F, Ikeja, the police accused him of stealing and threat to life.

‘’Later, that same day, Musa called that he has been flown to federal SARs in Abuja and till today, members of the union have called but his phones cannot be reached,’’ Sheikh said.

Sheikh fingered a former employee of Enterprise Bank was behind Musa’s ordeal. The ex-staffer was said be a factional NUBIFIE acting secretary.

The union also said they would protest to the Area F Police Station at Ikeja while imploring the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to wade into allegation of financial mismanagement by NUBIIFE leadership. The union stated the matter had been reported to the Federal Criminal Investigation Bureau, in Abuja.

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