Customer Cries Out After Polaris Bank Claims He’s Dead, Freezes Millions Of Naira In His Account

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A customer of Polaris Bank has accused the commercial bank of declaring him dead, despite being alive, in an attempt to gain access to his deposits held in the firm.

In a series of tweets by the customer simply identified as Avogroovy, it was revealed that Polaris Bank placed a Post No Debit (PND) on his account. 

He said Polaris Bank has frustrated his efforts to access his account by bringing up different excuses to defend their decision to restrict his access, with the final straw being that they have a court order that declared him legally dead.

According to Avogroovy, Polaris Bank didn’t provide the court papers when he challenged their claim of being a deceased customer.

The customer alleged on 15 May, that Polaris Bank insiders are “trying to steal millions from my account,” adding separately that Polaris Bank should provide the copy of the court order from Abuja saying “I am dead and a hold (PND) should be placed on my account so I can go to the same court and show proof of life or lift the inactive status on my account.”

Part of his statement directed at Polaris Bank reads: “Weekly, I am here tweeting & being an armchair quarterback on trending topics. Meanwhile, @PolarisBankLtd is saying they have a court order from an Abuja court since March saying I am dead and a PND placed on my account. Nigerians, please tell Polaris Bank to show me the order.

“On Feb 3rd I saw my account is inactive/dormant. I contacted @PolarisBankLtd, filled every form required and been in weekly communication with agents/staff since then. Last week when they ran out of excuses they said I am legally a dead person. @cenbank @officialEFCC.”

He also wrote that in “January 2023 I got a copy of my birth certificate from National Population Commission Abuja.

“May 2023 someone approached the same National Population Commission to issue a death certificate that I passed away September 2022. Miracle not de tire Jesus. Nigeria I hail thee!” Avogroovy said.

When contacted regarding his allegation against Polaris Bank, Avogroovy said his lawyer has advised him not to speak on the issue for now, but “once I have the green light I will share the entire ordeal,” he replied on Wednesday, 17 May.

Polaris Bank is yet to address the enquiry as of the time of filing this report.