Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, stormed the headquarters of Standard Chartered Bank in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial.
According to TheCable, some customers were escorted out of the premises located at Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, during the operation.
A former commissioner for justice in Lagos Olasupo Shasore said EFCC operatives were at the bank to arrest Bola Adesola, managing director of the bank.
Shasore announced this in tweets, saying the private sector “is under siege”.
“Armed agents to arrest MD of international Bank for commercial dispute @SCB HQ Victoria Island happening now private sector under siege,” he tweeted.
However, the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwajaren, said there was no attempt to arrest Adesola.
Uwajaren also denied that the agency was involved in the raid.
“I don’t think people should be dwelling on speculations, because nothing of that sort happened,” he told TheCable.
Shasore, who is also a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), later tweeted that the bank MD was not arrested.
“Yes I have confirmed she wasn’t arrested,” he replied a twitter user.
On the other hand, Standard Chartered Bank said the agency had no basis to enter its premises.
“We can confirm that law enforcement officials entered our head office building on 14th September 2018,” the bank said in a statement.
“We are clear there was no basis for this entry, and the law enforcement officials left the building shortly afterwards.”