Osun: Customers storm Heritage Bank as staff trade forms 

Customers of the liquidated Heritage Bank, Wednesday, stormed the branch of the bank in Osogbo, Osun state, to claim their monies.

Blueprint correspondent who visited the bank at the Station Road Area, observed that customers were filling out forms given to them by some officials of the bank.

It was gathered that securities of the bank took the advantage to make photocopies of the downloaded form and sell them to the intending claimants at the rate of N200.

Customers were asked to fill out the form which the security claimed to have been printed online and made photocopies to save people from the pain of going to cyber cafes.

“We printed it online. If you cannot buy, go to the cyber cafe to download and print it. The site where you will download is pasted on the wall,” a security officer said.

It was also observed that notice to depositors, notice to creditors, notice to the stakeholders of Heritage Bank and revocation of the banking licence were conspicuously pasted on the bank.

The bank had been shut while collection of the form was carried out at the security post in front of the bank.

The notice to depositors reads: “Defunct Heritage Bank operated as an insured institution under the provisions of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Act, 2023. The corporation will pay all its depositors their insured deposits up to the statutory maximum of N5,000,000.00 per depositor for Deposit Money Banks (DMBS)/mobile money subscribers. However, depositors with funds in excess of the insured deposits will be paid as and when the assets of the closed bank are realised.”