Tunde Thomas : FCMB MD, Nuru, Proceeds On Leave As Bank Probes Paternity Allegations, Others - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tunde Thomas : FCMB MD, Nuru, Proceeds On Leave As Bank Probes Paternity Allegations, Others


- The Daily Crucible 

The Managing Director, First City Monument Bank Limited, Adam Nuru, has been asked to go on leave to allow the bank investigate the paternity accusations against him.

The bank made this known in a statement  on Tuesday.

 “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,” the statement reads. 

No fewer than 1,927 persons had called for the sacking of Nuru over alleged infidelity with a former employee of the bank, Moyo Thomas.

The petition asked the Central Bank of Nigeria and the FCMB board to dismiss Nuru on ethical grounds.

Apparently pressured by the avalanche of signatories to the said petition calling for the sacking of its Managing Director, Adam Nuru, and continued media feasting on the paternity scandal,  the Board of Directors of 
 First City Monument Bank,  had decided 
 to review the allegations of unethical conduct against the MD in connection with  Mrs Moyo Thomas. 

The alleged unethical affair touched off 
a marriage scandal which many alleged, caused the death of the  aggrieved husband of Moyo, identified as Tunde Thomas.

The allegation has it that Moyo Thomas, a staff member of FCMB, had a romantic affair with FCMB Managing Director, Adam Nuru.

Thomas reportedly died of depression on December 16, 2020 and was buried on December 30.
He reportedly died when it dawned on him that Nuru allegedly fathered their two children, following the unethical affair.

From the petition, it was claimed that the deceased husband suffered a cardiac arrest before he drew his last breathe.

A petition said to be initiated by his  grieving friends alleged that Tunde died of depression after the shocking discovery  that his supposed two children from the marriage with Moyo, actually belonged to the FCMB MD.

His friends called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to  relieve Nuru of his job,  even as they called for 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 1,400 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.”

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