Paternity Scandal: FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Bank Commences Investigation
Daily Chronicle Nigeria
The Managing Director of First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Mr Adam Nuru who has been at the centre of paternity scandal with a former employee of the bank has proceeded on leave as the board of the bank commenced investigation into the allegation.
The bank in a statement issued on Tuesday disclosed this, saying Nuru voluntarily proceeded on leave to guarantee the sanctity of the investigation.
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 under way. 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.”
Mr Nuru was accused of engaging in an office romance with one Moyo Thomas, a former employee of the bank, leading to paternity scandal between her and late husband, Tunde Thomas.
Friends of the deceased had alleged that Tunde died after discovering that his supposed two children with Moyo belong to the FCMB MD.
He was said to have tried to remarry after recovering from stroke but died two days to the introduction ceremony of his new pregnant girlfriend.
An online petition urging the Central Bank of Nigeria and the board of directors if FCMB to sack Mr Nuru on the ground of ethical misconduct has garnered over 1,900 signatures.