The Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mr. Adamu Nuru has been accused of fathering two kids with his married female employee, Mrs Moyo Thomas, leading to the death of her husband, Mr. Tunde Thomas.
Tunde Thomas’s family petitioned the bank alleging their son had died of cardiac attack resulting from the heartbreak he suffered after he discovered that the two children he had raised with his ex wife, Moyo, were not his, but those of Nuhu.
In their petition, the family claimed that Nuhu had sexual relationship with Moyo and fathered her two children while she remained married to Tunde.
It also called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sack Nuru, 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 (Adam Nuru) against the underprivileged in the society,” the petition, which has already garnered over 700 signatures, reads.
“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.”
FCMB MD’s Scandal: Board Reviewing the Matter
The management of FCMB, acknowledging cognizance of the ongoing accusations, said it was reviewing the matter.
FCMB Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Diran Olojo, said the bank was aware of the allegations making the rounds against its MD.
He, however, said the bank’s board of directors had already commenced a review into the matter, adding that its findings would be disclosed in due course.
“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.”