Financial institution, Skye Bank has resumed normal banking services at branches invaded by aggrieved customer, Tuns Limited on Thursday, 14th January, 2015.
According to information available to thegazellenews.com, Skye Bank PLC early Friday morning, 15th January, 2015 opened all its branches in Osogbo, Osun State that was violently invaded by Tuns Farms Limited operatives and thugs disrupting its banking activities to enforce a purported court judgment, even when it had been duly served of a notice for stay of execution and a pending appeal at the Supreme Court.
Customers trooped out this morning to transact their business following assurances given by the bank of restoration of normal banking business.
Meanwhile, the bank has described as an abuse of the judicial process and lawlessness the action of a customer, Tuns Farms Limited which illegally disrupted its operations despite a pending Notice of appeal and application for stay of execution which has been filed and served by the bank against an Oshogbo High Cour judgement in favor of the customer.According to a statement issued by the bank, Tuns Farm abused the judicial process by approaching the High Court of Oshogbo whose judgement has been appealed against, for an enforcement order on the bank and procured a writ of attachment, even when the High Court clearly no longer had any jurisdiction over the matter, the case having been transferred to the Appellate Courts. The Bank stated that a Notice of Appeal and an application for Stay of Execution has been filed and served on Tuns Farms since May 2015. Tuns Farms has in fact filed necessary papers in response to the pending court processes.
The Bank was awaiting hearing date for the Application when Tuns Farms invaded its banking offices in Oshogbo with thugs, criminals and area boys to disrupt its operations, and loot its assets.The Bank has taken necessary steps to protest the obviously criminal action by Tuns Farms to the relevant law enforcement agencies, being an action that is capable of breaching the peace.
The Bank has reassured its customers that it will continue to provide normal banking services to its customers at all its locations in spite of the illegal and provocating invasion of its premises by Tuns Farms.