Court seals Abuja First Bank headquarters

The headquarters of Firstbank located in the Central Business District, Abuja, has been sealed up by the FCT High Court Enforcement Unit over failure to comply with a garnishee order.

A garnishee order is one of the options open to a judgment creditor to enforce a judgment that has been made in his favour.

It is a common way of enforcing a judgment debt and is solely used to enforce monetary judgments against a debtor to recover money.

According to the report, officials of the FCT High Court Enforcement Unit stormed the bank (Coomasie) with towing vans and cranes and towed some of its valuables.

Items carted away included stand-by generators, Hilux vans, and air conditioners among other valuables.

An official of the court, who spoke on the incidence said, “it is a long story, but it is all about a garnishee order against the bank which it didn’t comply with’’.

As at the time filing this report, the bank is yet to comment on the ugly development as efforts to get the head of the unit and the bank`s officials to speak on the development proved abortive.

Some staff of the bank while reacting to the development, described it as embarrassing, saying it could have been handled differently.

Most of the bank`s customers seen were in abject disbelieve as they were in groups hanging outside the bank’s premises discussing the ugly scene.