A staff of First Bank of Nigeria PLC staff simply identified as Chidi has been hospitalized in Umuahia, Abia State, after an angry customer broke his head with big stone.
The incident happened at Uzuakoli road branch of the bank on Tuesday afternoon when the staff had entered a photo shop adjacent to his office. It was also gathered that the bank staff was at the photo shop to snap a passport photograph in preparation for an official engagement.
However, on entering the shop, he was said to have told the photographer to immediately attend to him so that he could return to his duty post in the bank hall.
On realising that his customer was a banker, the photographer allegedly raised the price for the 8-copies passport, in retaliation for his (photographer’s) inability to withdraw money from First Bank earlier in the day.
The altercation reached a zenith when the photographer picked a big stone and broke Chidi’s head, making the victim to bleed profusely. He was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital by his colleagues, for treatment while the bank shut down operations for the day.
There was a mild drama at the scene of the incident as many bank customers who witnessed the attack said they had no sympathy for the wounded bank staff. At main branch of Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) in Aba, some customers equally created a drama in front of the facility as they cooked and ate plates of noodles.