Senator Hope Uzodinma has said that he has no banking relationship with First City Monument Bank Limited, insisting that he never borrowed from the bank.
While reacting to the list of alleged chronic debtors released by FCMB on Wednesday, Uzodinma challenged the bank to provide details of his loan.
He said “For the bank to publish my name as a debtor is callous and an attempt to disparage me. I feel pained that people who have worked to the levels of command and leadership are made targets of press war, mischief and ridicule. I have no banking relationship with FCMB. I have never opened any account with the bank, talk less of borrowing from it. This is scandalous.”
Meanwhile former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has also filed a libel suit against Diamond bank and The Punch Newspapers.
Dabiri-Erewa told the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere that the bank had accused her of owing N122 million.
She said “It cost me irreparable damage, it has totally embarrassed me, i found it very shocking and i just feel that the best thing to do is to seek legal redress in court.
“My lawyers are demanding for N500 million compensation from Diamond Bank and from The Punch Newspaper for doing that.”