Fidelity Bank denies video of alleged violence on customers

Fidelity Bank Plc on Saturday dismissed a social media video which featured an assault on two people at one of the bank’s branches in Lagos.
In a statement signed by the Bank’s Divisional Head, Brand & Communications, Mr. Charles Aigbe, the bank explained that the two individuals involved were suspected of ‘shoulder surfing’ to steal customer card details at the ATM.
When the security personnel on duty interceded, the suspects attacked and injured him leading to the intervention of the mobile policemen on duty at the bank.
The bank added that, contrary to allegations, it did not order any violence against any customers and that there was no incident of the ATM at the branch not dispensing cash.
Full text of statement by Fidelity Bank:
Our attention has been drawn to a social media video featuring an assault on two people at a Fidelity Bank branch in Lagos.
The two individuals featured in the video were suspected of ‘shoulder surfing’ to steal customer card details at the ATM.
The security personnel on duty interceded and they attacked and injured him before the intervention of the Mobile Policemen who are seen in the video.
No Fidelity Bank official ordered any violence against customers as alleged and there was no incidence of the Branch ATM not dispensing cash.
The matter has been reported to the Police and the suspects have been handed over for prosecution.
Fidelity Bank is customer-centric and we remain committed to providing easy and convenient banking and financial services in a safe environment for our customers and the banking public.

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