The Managing Director, First City Monument Bank Limited, Adam Nuru, has been asked to go on leave to enable the bank to investigate the paternity allegation against him.
This was disclosed in a statement by the bank on Tuesday.
The statement read, “We are aware of several stories circulating across several media platforms about our bank’s Managing Director, Adam Nuru; a former employee, Mrs Moyo Thomas, and her deceased 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 this code of ethics.
This is already underway. During the period of the review, the managing director has volunteered to proceed on leave. This will guarantee the sanctity of the review process.
We enjoin all our stakeholders to bear with us as we conduct this review and to please respect the various families involved.”
About 1,927 persons had called for the sacking of Nuru over alleged infidelity with a former employee of the bank, Moyo Thomas.
The petition requested the Central Bank of Nigeria and the FCMB board to dismiss Nuru on ethical grounds.
This occurred after the death of Moyo’s late husband, Tunde. He reportedly died of depression recently after Moyo allegedly told him that Nuru fathered her two kids some months ago.
Moyo had allegedly left Tunde and travelled to the United States with the kids, allegedly informing him that the children were not his when she got to the US.
Tunde was said to have been down with a stroke but later recovered.
It was gathered that Tunde tried to put the matter behind him and decided to remarry.
He reportedly suffered and died from a cardiac arrest two days before the introduction ceremony with his new girlfriend.