The Nigerian Police has refuted the rumours making the rounds that the Guaranty Trust Bank on Bode Thomas, Lagos, was robbed.
Denying the robbery incident Tuesday, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Yomi Shogunle, said unidentified men on a motorcycle shot a man standing in front of the bank on the leg and sped off.
“GT Bank Bode Thomas Branch Lagos is NOT UNDER ATTACK,” Shogunle tweeted.
“Men on motorcycle shot a man standing in front of the bank on the leg & sped off.”
The police statement comes after a twitter handle, The Nneka, tweeted that the bank was under a robbery attack.
“Armed robbers are in GTB Bode Thomas branch,” The Nneka tweeted.
The Nneka further noted that the alleged robbers asked for the victim’s “money first at the ATM gallery but he resisted and got shot in the leg.”
The police added that their men are at the scene to restore normalcy while the victim has been rushed to hospital and is in stable condition.