These are not the best of times for Polaris Bank, which is still making efforts to stamp its authority in the minds of Nigerians after the bank metamorphosed from Skye Bank Plc.
Some days ago, some persons were arraigned in court for hacking into the bank’s application to tamper with customer’s account, changing the over N700,000 balance to N466 million.
Just when some of its customers are still talking about this serious issue, which questions safety of their deposits, another tragedy struck.
Yesterday, at the Ila-Orogun branch of Polaris Bank in Osun State, some armed robbers attacked the bank, carting away several millions of Naira and killing three persons in the process of their operation.
The robbers numbering eight stormed the bank at about 2pm and operated for one- and- a half hours after blasting the bank’s security door.
Two other victims killed by the armed robbers were said to be hit by stray bullets while a number of people sustained various degrees of injury while trying to flee the scene.
Eyewitness said police officers arrived the scene almost immediately and engaged the robbers in a fierce gun battle.