The said extra-marital affair that allegedly led to the death of one Tunde Thomas is a personal matter, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) says.
The messy marriage scandal allegedly involved FCMB boss Adam Nuhu as well as a female subordinate and her former husband.
Nuhu is alleged to have had sexual relations with Moyo Thomas who then gave birth to two children outside of her marriage. Her husband, Tunde Thomas, was said to have died after learning the children belonged to his wife’s boss.
The issue trended online for days but FCMB kept silent until coming under fire for allegedly condoning its manager’s allegedly unethical behaviour.
The bank issued an official statement on Saturday night to say the matter was a personal matter, adding that it would, albeit, investigate the claims against Nuhu.
“We are aware of several stories circulating across several media platforms about our Managing Director Adam Nuru, a former employee Ms Moyo Thomas and her deceased husband, Mr Tunde Thomas,” FCMB said.
“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,” FCMB said.
Over 2000 people have signed a petition asking the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to relieve Nuru of his duties at FCMB over the alleged marriage scandal.
The petition, titled “Compel the CBN & board of FCMB to dismiss Adam Nuru on ethical grounds (marriage scandal)”, detailed the said chain of events that the petitioners claimed led to Thomas’ death.
The petition reads:
“Tunde Thomas died recently like about a week or two from depression.
“Apparently, kids from his marriage to Moyo Thomas belongs to wife’s boss (Adam Nuru, the current MD of FCMB).
“Moyo Thomas left Tunde to go to America with the kids, she told him the kids were not his when she got to America. He was later down with stroke but recovered.
“Apparently, Tunde met someone else he was going to remarry but apparently didn’t recover from the first marriage issues.
“Tunde was just made director for the microfinance bank (MFB) he works for. Got back from work last week and had a cardiac arrest two days before introduction to pregnant new girlfriend.
“This is a case of gross misconduct based on ethical grounds and an unjustifiable economic oppression by the elites (Adam Nuru) against the less privileged in the society.
“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.
“This is a case too many, while I agree that this is not the full story, the barest minimum will be an investigation to this unethical conduct by the current MD of FCMB Bank Adam Nuru.”