The Board of Directors of First City Monumental Bank (FCMB) Plc has said it is currently investigating allegations of unethical conduct against its managing director Mr. Adams Nuru who is presently at the centre of a marriage scandal involving, a former employee of the bank Mrs. Moyo Thomas, and her late husband Mr. Tunde Thomas. Apart from the two children, Tunde Thomas, the husband of the woman in contention – Moyo Thomas – died on December 16 reportedly from depression and cardiac arrest.
According to the petition, the woman in question – Moyo – allegedly informed her husband that she was leaving Nigeria for the United States with the kids, only to call him upon arrival that the children did not belong to him. The petition claimed the news initially caused Thomas to have a stroke but he later recovered and thereafter met another lady whom he planned to marry. However, the husband was said to have suffered a cardiac arrest after returning from work about two days before a ceremony where his relations would officially be introduced to the family of his already pregnant girlfriend.
A petition initiated by friends of the deceased had alleged that he died of depression after discovering that his supposed two children with his wife belonged to the bank chief. Over 2000 people have already signed the petition to get the bank chief sanctioned. The diseased was said to have died of depression on December 16, 2020. The unidentified petitioners also called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sack the bank chief while demanding a comprehensive investigation into the matter.
“This is a case of gross misconduct based on ethical grounds and an unjustifiable economic oppression by the elite against the underprivileged in the society,” the petition, which has already garnered over 2000 signatures, reads.
“The bank chief 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 the bank to investigate this for the integrity of the bank and Nigerian banking industry.”
But in a statement sent to The Nation, the bank said it was aware of the allegations making the rounds. The statement reads: “We are aware of several stories circulating across several media platforms about our bank’s Managing Director, a former employee and her deceased husband.”
“While this is a personal matter the tragedy of the death of an individual 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.”