Saturday 11 July, 2020

FLA revokes bank hall 'gunslinger's' firearm licence

A screenshot from video footage of the gun-toting incident inside National Commercial Bank's (NCB) Half-Way Tree branch last month.

A screenshot from video footage of the gun-toting incident inside National Commercial Bank's (NCB) Half-Way Tree branch last month.

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has reportedly revoked the gun licence of the bank customer who pulled his firearm during a fuss inside the Half-Way Tree branch of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) last month, and caused panic among customers inside the building.

The gun-toting man was reportedly separated from his firearm on Thursday.

This was after an investigation by the FLA that involved statements from witnesses to the incident in the bank, and examination of video footage of the incident.

The FLA’s decision was reportedly made at the board level after the investigation was conducted and concluded, then reviewed at the senior management level.

The matter ended up being handled only by the FLA after the police were unable to press charges against the man because of the reported absence of any formal complaint about the incident.

It was then referred to the FLA for procedural examination, which resulted in the revocation of the firearm holder’s licence.

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