By Emmanuel Udom
The outbreak of coronavirus has brought out the best or the worst in some individuals, groups, corporate bodies, and nations.
In Nigeria, banks have been compelled by the outbreak to erect canopies for their numerous customers, daily, nationwide.
However, investigations carried out by www.csomedia.com.ng in the last one week revealed that some persons are milling around bank premises in communities in Ifo, Ewekoro, and Sango Ota, in Ogun state to make brisk businesses.
For instance, surveillance around Wema Bank and Access Bank Gallery, located at Mathew bus-stop, along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, showed these e-mobile banking agents milling around the place, talking to people seated under the canopies and quieting for ATM transactions, to patronize them.
Two men were seen holding POS devices and attending to people who wanted to withdraw money through their ATM cards or transfers, for commissions.
One of the agents told our reporter that N100-N150 is charge as commission for people withdrawing or paying between N1000- N5000, while higher amounts attract money commission.
The same scenario played out around banks located at Join Sango Ota, and Ewekoko area, where some banks infiltrated by these agents were Zenith, Firstbank, GTB, Ecobank, Fidelity, FCMB and others.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, police image maker for Ogun State police command said on phone that there are enough under-cover and uniform police officers, detailed around banks in various parts of the state.
Meanwhile, some security officers attached to some of these banks are also capitalizing on the bank-under-the-canopies-due-to-corovirus to make brisk business.