By Libya Herald correspondent.
Tobruk, 7 July 2015:
A customer angry at being refused . . .[restrict]credit has stabbed a Tobruk bank manager in the face causing him serious injury.
A source at Wahda bank told the Libya Herald that deputy manager Salah Mahmoud Ekrayem Katani was attacked on Sunday when he told the customer that there were insufficient funds in an account from which he wished to withdraw cash. The assault led to “pandemonium”. Furious staff later closed the branch and refused to return to work yesterday.
It is unclear if the customer was arrested. There is speculation that recent management changes and a tightening of credit rules may have ended an informal arrangement whereby the man was generally able to withdraw cash, even when overdrawn. [/restrict]