Zenith Bank has refunded N3.23 million to Chiamaka Agim, a Lagos State resident whose N4.039 million was secretly deducted on January 9, 2023, from her account.
BrandNewsDay had reported how Zenith Bank earlier told Agim that she would only get N800,500 out of the debited N4,039,900 from her account without her consent.
However, after much pressure and uproar from Nigerians, the commercial bank finally returned N3,239,400 on the evening of Monday, January 16.
The Zenith Bank customer shared a post yesterday on her Twitter page about the refund.
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Good pm,this is an update abt the @ZenithBank issue. I was credited 3,239,400 last week.Remaining the 800,500 dat they initially said I should get a court order for. I have filed for that and hopefully I get it soon, so dat the balance can be refunded from d access bank Acct. pic.twitter.com/9DZErq2V3H
— Chiamaka Jennifer (@a_ma_ka__) January 26, 2023
While speaking with FIJ on Friday, Agim said the bank contacted her on that Monday to update her on the refunded money.
“I did not receive any alert because they had to put my account on hold after the incident happened. I was asked to come to the bank the following day,” she said.
“When I got to the bank, my account statement was printed and I saw that they had credited my account with N3,239,400 around 7.30 pm on Monday.”
She said she learnt that the remaining N800,500 was still with Access, one of the two banks to which the money was transferred.
“Zenith Bank said it’s not their fault at this point, that it is Access Bank that is holding on to that money. They said Access Bank said the money would not be released unless a court order is issued.”
Meanwhile, she disclosed that she had filed for a court order to mandate Access Bank to refund the remaining money.