Paternity Scandal: FCMB to probe MD as over 1,927 sign petition demanding sack

By our reporter| First City Monument Bank on Saturday said it has commenced an investigation over alleged infidelity against its managing director, Adam Nuru with a former worker with the bank, Moyo Thomas.

According to reports, Moyo’s estranged husband, Tunde Thomas, reportedly died of depression about two weeks ago after Moyo reportedly told him that her two kids were fathered by Nuru.

Tunde, the report said, never recovered from the shock and died after going down with a stroke.

Following the news of the scandal, over 1,900 persons have signed a petition calling on the Central Bank Of Nigeria and the board of First City Monument Bank to sack Adam Nuru, over the alleged infidelity with a former worker with the bank, Moyo Thomas which led to the death of her husband.

The petition posted on an online platform, change.org, read in part, “This is a case of gross misconduct based on ethical grounds and an unjustifiable economic oppression by the elites (Adam Nuru) against the less privileged (sic) in the society. The MD has been doing everything possible to sweep this case under the carpet.

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“We implore the Central Bank of Nigeria as the apex regulator and the board of FCMB to investigate this for the integrity of the bank and Nigerian banking industry. This is a case too many, while I agree that this is not the full story, the barest minimum will be an investigation to this unethical conduct by the current MD of FCMB, Bank Adam Nuru.”

But in an interview on Saturday, the bank’s spokesman, Diran Olojo, said FCMB was reviewing the matter.

He said, ‘‘We are aware of several stories circulating across several media platforms about our bank’s Managing Director Adam Nuru, a former employee Ms. Moyo Thomas and her deceased husband, Mr. Tunde Thomas.

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“While this is a personal matter, the tragedy of the death of Mr. Tunde Thomas and the allegations of unethical conduct, require the bank’s board to conduct a review of what transpired, any violations of our code of ethics, and the adequacy of these code of conduct ethics. This will be done immediately.

“We enjoin all our stakeholders to bear with us as we conduct this review and to please respect the various families involved.”

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