Magu: FCMB Apologises To Prophet Omale Over ‘False Claims’ Of Money Transfer

First City Monument Bank‘s management has once again debunked and apologised over its earlier report of an alleged deposit of N573 million into the account of an associate of the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Recall that early last month that the managing director of FCMB, Adam Nuru, told […]

First City Monument Bank‘s management has once again debunked and apologised over its earlier report of an alleged deposit of N573 million into the account of an associate of the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Recall that early last month that the managing director of FCMB, Adam Nuru, told the Presidential panel that N573 million was mistakenly transferred into the account of Godwin Omale.

However,In the latest development has apologised to both Emmanuel Omale, the General Overseer of the Divine Hand of God Ministries, and the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over N573 million mistakenly ‘credited’ into Mr Omale’s account.

Naija new learnt that the bank published its apology in three national newspapers, The Guardian, Daily Trust and BusinessDay.

The letter was a sequel to a N5 billion suit filed by Mr Omale’s lawyer, Gordy Uche, against FCMB over the bank’s report to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit of an alleged payment.

In the letter dated September 11, titled “Re: Bank Negligence Occasioning Unique Investigation And Defamation To Our Client,” and signed by both legal counsel to FCMB, Adewale Fati and Olugbenga Elemide, the bank said it regrets the error and has accordingly published a public apology in three national newspapers as demanded by the senior advocate on behalf of Mr Omale.

The letter reads in part, “Please be informed that in line with the undertaking contained in our aforementioned letter, we have published in three national newspapers (The Guards newspaper, Daily Trust newspaper and Business Day newspaper) on September 11, 2020. Please find attached herewith copies of our public apology to Divine Hand of God Ministries.

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“It is our hope that the public apology has assuaged the grievances of your client, having seen that the error was indeed not borne out of any malice towards them. Kindly extend our good wishes to your client, whilst assuring you of our warm professional regards.”