The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has discovered a bunch of new naira notes hidden in a bank safe lock.
In a video posted to the public via its verified Twitter on Saturday, February 4, 2023, the commission officials were seen ordering a bank official unpack a lock. When the lock was open, the bank official shrugged indicating that there were no new naira notes.
However, the ICPC officials were not having it and insisted that the officials empty the safe lock.
Behind the old N1,000 naira notes, a bunch of redesigned notes was starched deeply inside the safe lock.
Meanwhile, the ICPC has promised to clamp down at elements frustrating efforts of making the redesigned Naira notes available to members of the public.
Already some commercial bank officials have been arrested for alleged sabotage and more arrest is expected in the coming days.
@icpcnigeria burst a bank for hoarding the new Naira notes in their safe lock
credit: TW | emediong_sambo pic.twitter.com/ha6GyX8VWq
— 247 Nigeria News Update (@247NNU) February 4, 2023
@FoucaultzWizdom wrote: “I commend the actions of ICPC and I appreciate their efforts. The only pain is realizing that Nigerian institutions can actually do their jobs if they wanted to” @DonPatrawa writes: “Just imagine how they hid the money holding them for politicians and terrorists. Such banks should be closed. Wickedness in banks” @AbooBilaaal also reacted: “Please ICPC come to Asaba you will see a lot more of these in the banks”