All the branches of Zenith Bank in Owerri in Imo State have been sealed by policemen, following a court judgment against the bank.
The development which rendered staff members and customers of the bank stranded on Thursday, saw policemen manning the entrances to all the branches of the bank.
An employee of the bank noted that the policemen were implementing a court judgment against the bank and the Imo State government.
According to The Punch, a staff member said that the National Industrial Court in Owerri issued an absolute garnishee Order against the bank in a suit filed by a former deputy governor of Imo state, Eze Madumere, over his entitlements.
The staff member was quoted as saying, â€œThe policemen are implementing an absolute garnishee Order against Zenith Bank in a matter filed by a former deputy governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere against Imo state government over his owed entitlements by the state government.
â€œThe order is for N1.9bn entitlements claim and the policemen have come to implement the court order.â€