A yet to be identified man has slumped and died after queuing for hours to collect his Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) card in a new generation bank branch in Agbor, Delta State, Southern Nigeria.
Gatekeepers News reports that the incident occurred on Thursday, in the Ika South Local Government Area of the State.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said the deceased came to the bank to collect his ATM card.
According to him, the deceased came to collect his ATM card.
Edafe said, ”He was not trying to withdraw cash; he came to collect his ATM card,”
Nigerians have expressed the painful experience they endure in commercial banks to withdraw cash following the redesign of N200, N500, and N1000 banknotes by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the attendant scarcity.
As of the time of filing this report, many banks and ATMs have yet to dispense either old or new notes.