FCMB to probe MD over alleged paternity scandal, as over a thousand signed petition for his sack

The Management of First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) has announced that it is currently investigating the allegation involving its Managing Director, Adam Nuru.
FCMB Managing Director Nuru (L) and Moyo with the late Tunde Thomas

The Management of First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) has announced that it is currently investigating the allegation involving its Managing Director, Adam Nuru.

This was announced in a press release signed by the Head of Corporate Affairs, FCMB Group, Diran Olojo.

Head of Corporate Affairs, FCMB Group, Diran Olojo

Mr Nuru is accused of being romantically involved with a married woman, Moyo Thomas, who was working with him at FCMB. The secret relationship is said to produce two kids.

Moyo Thomas reportedly ran to the United States to seek asylum along with the two kids. She told the US authorities her husband Tunde Thomas was abusive and that she feared for her life.

On reaching the US, she allegedly opened up on the extra-marital affairs to her husband Tunde Thomas, resulting in him being depressed and down with stroke. He reportedly died of cardiac arrest on December 16.

Reacting, FCMB 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 ex-husband, Mr Tunde Thomas”.

“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.

“Our Board of Directors are reviewing all aspects of this report and once they are done with their review, we will revert to you,” said Diran Olojo, FCMB Group Head, Corporate Affairs.

Meanwhile, as at press time over 1,800 people have signed a petition asking the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the board of FCMB to sack Mr Nuru.

According to the petition, posted on change.org, “Tunde Thomas died recently like about a week or 2 from Depression.

“Apparently, kids from his marriage to Moyo Thomas belongs to wife’s boss (Adam Nuru, the current MD of FCMB).

“Moyo Thomas left Tunde to go to America with the kids, she told him kids were not his when she got to America.

“He was later down with stroke but recovered. Apparently, Tunde met someone else he was going to remarry but apparently didn’t recover from the first Marriage issues.

“Tunde was just made director for the MFB he works for. Got back from work last week and had a cardiac arrest 2 days before introduction to pregnant new girlfriend.

“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 in the society.

“The MD has been doing everything possible to sweep this case under the carpet. 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.”

The petition

Here is an excerpt of the petition posted on change.org:

“Tunde Thomas died recently like about a week or 2 from Depression.

“Apparently, kids from his marriage to Moyo Thomas belong to his wife’s boss (Adam Nuru, the current MD of FCMB).

“Moyo Thomas left Tunde to go to America with the kids. She told him kids were not his when she got to America. He was later down with a stroke but recovered.

“Apparently, Tunde met someone else he was going to remarry but apparently didn’t recover from the first Marriage issues.

“Tunde was just made director for the MFB he works for. Got back from work last week and had a cardiac arrest 2 days before introduction to a pregnant new girlfriend.

“This is a case of gross misconduct based on ethical grounds and unjustifiable economic oppression by the elites (Adam Nuru) against the less privileged in the society.

“The MD has been doing everything possible to sweep this case under the carpet. 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 of this unethical conduct by the current MD of FCMB Bank Adam Nuru.”

An Akure-based human rights lawyer, Bolanle Cole, has also begun his own Twitter campaign to compel the CBN and FCMB to sack the bank chieftain.

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