REAN VP denies issuing statement on FCMB MD’s paternity scandal
Vice-President, Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) Adetunji Iromini says he did not issue a statement on the paternity scandal involving the managing director of First City Monument Bank, Adam Nuru, and a former FCMB employee Moyo Thomas. Mr Iromini, who is also the founder of SolarCentric Technologies, was quoted to have said Moyo’s late estranged husband Tunde Thomas was the real father of the two children at the centre of the controversy.
The statement was purportedly signed by Iromini on behalf of Moyo’s family. But in a statement on Tuesday, Iromini denied putting out the statement. He also denied being a member of Moyo’s family, adding that he only knew her, Tunde and the FCMB boss as former colleagues.
“I have in the last couple of days been inundated with telephone calls and messages over a press statement purportedly signed by me on behalf of the Thomas family over the paternity scandal allegedly involving Moyo Thomas and the current Managing Director of First City Monument Bank, Adam Nuru,” the statement reads.
“It is unfortunate that otherwise reputable organisations could publish the statement without properly verifying the authenticity of the purported statement. I hereby categorically state that I am not a member of Moyo and Tunde’s family I did not issue such a statement. The ex-banker threatened to take legal action against any media outfit that publishes the fake statement. Meanwhile, FCMB has commenced investigation into the allegations against its chief executive.