There was pandemonium in Anthony Village area of Lagos State, on Wednesday, when a vehicle parked at a bank premises was suspected to have contained bomb.
Bankers and bank customers were said to have scampered for safety.
It was gathered that even the security men on duty took to their heels before the policemen attached to the Bomb Disposal Unit arrived the scene.
Lagos State police public relations officer, DSP Patricia Amadin, who confirmed the story said the police unit combed the bank and the vehicle.
In a statement entitled: “Lagos police refute bomb scare story in Anthony,” Amadin said, “At about 0700hours, the command was awakened by the news of a vehicle laden with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) suspiciously parked within the premises of GT Bank, Anthony Village branch. Upon receipt of the distress call, police swung into action. The vehicle and the premises were scanned by the police bomb disposal unit. Thereafter, the vehicle was towed to Anthony village police station. The vehicle owner, Mrs. Ronke Dawodu surfaced and stated that she was driving home in her car with her children when the car developed mechanical fault. She said it was in a bid to secure the car that she parked it at the bank premises without the knowledge of the guards.”
Amadin said the State commissioner of police, Mr Fatai Owosheni wished to appeal to Lagosians to be at alert at all times and promptly report all suspicious movements to the police.”