First City Monument Bank’s board of directors have launch an investigation on the scandal surrounding its managing director, Adam Nuru, and would make public its progress.
According to some media reports, Mr Nuru has been accused of being responsible for the death of one Mr. Tunde Thomas (Late) who was married to a former employee of the Bank, Moyo Thomas.
Friends of Late Mr. Thomas initiated a petition against FCMB’s MD, Nuru alleging that the deceased person died of depression after finding out that his supposed two children with Moyo belong to the MD.
The petitioners also alleged that Moyo had informed her husband that she was leaving Nigeria for the United States with the kids only to call him upon arrival that he is not the father to their supposed children.
According to them, Thomas suffered a stroke after hearing the news and later recovered and met another woman. Thomas, they said, suffered cardiac arrest two days before he could meet the parents of his already pregnant girlfriend for marriage.
“This is a case of gross misconduct based on ethical grounds and an unjustifiable economic oppression by the elite (Adam Nuru) against the underprivileged in the society,” the petitioners went further to write the Central Bank of Nigeria, adding that the FCMB boss has been trying to “sweep this case under the carpet.”
So far, Over 1000 persons have signed the petition against FCMB’S MD.
However, in a statement sent to Sahara Reporters on Friday, FCMB spokesman Diran Olojo said the bank was aware of the allegations leveled against its chief executive and that investigation had already begun.
“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,” – the statement read.
“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.”
Nuru joined FCMB way back in 2005 as head of enterprise management overseeing human resources, administration & logistics and branch development.
He joined FinBank Plc in 2009 as executive director, northern Nigeria and rejoined FCMB as executive director Abuja and northern Nigeria, following the merger of FCMB and FinBank in 2012.