Customer drags Access Bank to court over alleged breach of contract

By The Citizen

A customer of Access Bank Plc, Mrs. Patricia Odiase, has instituted an action against the bank demanding the payment of N20 million as special and general damages she suffered due to the loss of her business as a result of a breach of contract by the bank.

Also joined in the suit as a defendant is one Mrs. Uvieme Oserogho. In the suit before an Edo State High Court, the claimant, through her counsel, Mr. P. Eromosele, is praying the court to declare that the unauthorized withdrawal of the sum of N60, 000 from her account No. 017100100000190 without her consent was illegal and fraudulent.

The case is before Justice Esther Edigin.
The claimant is contending further that the payment of the sum of N6,000 demanded by the bank before her statement of account could be given to her, which in fact was not given to her despite the said payment, was illegal and amounted to fraud.

The claimant wants the court to order that the sum of N300,000 which was not reflected in her account, amounted to fraud, adding that the demand by the bank of the sum of N1,4712,611.91 on August 31, 2010 was irregular and suspicious having regard to the defendant's negligent way of running her account.

When the case came up for hearing, Justice Edigin adjourned till March 16, 2016 to enable counsel to the claimant file his amendment to his brief before the court. – Vanguard.