First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has finally broken its silence over the death of Tunde Thomas, a banker and husband to FCMB Staff, Moyo Thomas, who was accused of having extra-marital affairs with Managing Director, Adamu Nuru of the aforementioned Bank.
According to report, Thomas, died of a heart attack after it emerged his wife, Moyo, had been involved in an open relationship with Nuru despite her marriage to Thomas.
Moyo, it emerged, had taken their two children abroad on the pretext of going on a vacation from where she called Thomas to inform him that the two children do not belong to him but to Nuru. She was also said to have sought asylum in the US over domestic violence.
After the news was broken to Thomas, he had a stroke from which he recovered and got engaged to another woman. Reports said Thomas died the day he was scheduled to meet his new fiancee’s parents.
Autopsy report say he died of heart failure.
Well-meaning Nigerians have taken to social media platforms to ask the board and management of FCMB to sack Nuru for lack of decorum and causing the death of an innocent person.
A petition asking the management of the bank to sack him has gotten over 400 signatures.
Twitter Thread by one TD Cole details what transpired with the trio.
But in a statement on Friday, 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,” the bank said.
“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.”