A petition to force the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the board of First City Monument Bank, FCMB, to sack its managing director, Adam Nuru, over the adulterous accusation against him has so far been signed by more than 1,000 individuals.
The petition claimed that Nuru was responsible for the death of Tunde Thomas, who was said to have died on December 16 as a result of depression.
According to the petition, Nuru reportedly had an affair with Moyo Thomas, the wife of the deceased with whom she had two kids for.
Moyo Thomas, who used to work with FCMB confessed her extra-marital affairs to her husband Tunde Thomas, after she had escaped to the U.S, where she is now seeking asylum.
The distraught husband, who all along believed that the two kids belonged to him, died of depression and heart attack on December 16, some days before introducing another woman to his family.
A group that has sprung up, Justice for Tunde Thomas, is spearheading the campaign to get Nuru dismissed from FCMB.
The group gave FCMB two weeks to sack Nuru, on ethical grounds, for being mired in marriage and paternity scandals.
The petition read, “Justice for Tunde Thomas started this petition to Godwin Emefiele and 3 others.
“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 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 didn’t recover from the first Marriage issues. Tunde was just made director for the MFB he works for. Got back from work last week and had a cardiac arrest 2 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.”
An Akure-based human rights lawyer, Bolanle Cole, is also waging a campaign of his own to compel the CBN and FCMB sack Nuru.
In a Twitter thread on Friday, Cole called out Nuru and FCMB for allowing the ‘unprofessional romance’ to happen.
Cole gave the bank two weeks from December 30th to sack Nuru or else witness a campaign of boycott the bank by customers.
“We use this medium to call on FCMB to separate and detach its brand from this evil man, Adam Nuru, immediately”, Cole wrote.
“If this notice is ignored and Adam Nuru is at his desk in another two weeks from 30th December 2020, we will be left with no option than to vehemently call the attention of the public to the abysmal lack of ethics in the organization and to advise the members of the public to withdraw their funds and banking business from FCMB”.