An unidentified young man who was declared insane stormed a first generation bank located along Ganaja road, in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital and reportedly damaged two Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).
The said insane man held people to ransom during the early hours of Tuesday, taking many of the bank customers by surprise. He was mistaken for armed robber out to rob the ATM.
The attack by the ‘madman’ rendered the two ATM machines useless and the customers frustrated.
The branch manager, Mr. Emmanuel declined speaking with the press on the matter, saying he is not in position to comment on such issues.
An eyewitness said that the incident happened at about 9.30am when a young man stormed the bank with a wooden hammer, in an effort to access in the ATMs.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Collins ‘Sola Adebayor, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said the unidentified suspect was shot on the leg.
He promised to make available details of the incidence as soon as investigation is concluded.