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The Managing Director of First City Monument Bank Limited, Adam Nuru, has proceeded on leave to allow the bank to investigate the allegations of unprofessional romance leveled against him by friends of late Tunde Thomas.

FCMB in a statement said that the move was important to guarantee the sanctity of its investigations.

“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,” the statement 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 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.”

The allegation

Adam Nuhu has been in the news after he was accused of “unprofessional romance” by friends of Tunde Thomas who reportedly died of depression on December 16, 2020.

As a result of Thomas’ death, a petition was launched asking the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sack Mr Nuru.

The petition alleged that the bank chief was responsible for the demise of Tunde Thomas.

According to the petition, the FCMB MD allegedly had an affair with his staff, Moyo Thomas, who was the deceased’s wife, resulting in two children.

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It alleged that Mrs Thomas had informed her husband that she was leaving Nigeria for the United States with the kids only to call him upon arrival that the children do not belong to him.

The petition claimed the news initially caused Mr Thomas to be down with a stroke but later recovered and thereafter met another lady whom he planned to marry.

Mr Thomas was, however, said to have suffered a cardiac arrest after returning from work about two days before his ‘introduction ceremony’ to his already pregnant girlfriend.

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