Alleged infidelity: More troubles for suspended FCMB MD

…as in-laws move against him, wife leaves matrimonial home, begins divorce process

Embattled Managing Director of the First City Monument Bank, Adam Nuru, is definitely not having any respite soon from his recent ordeals arising from his alleged infidelity as his wife, Hauwa, is said to have allegedly begun moves to file for divorce.

Hauwa, it was gathered, may have instructed her lawyers to prepare divorce papers to enable her to opt out of the marriage with Nuru.

Distraught Hauwa, according to sources, is expected to cite infidelity as grounds for divorce.

Already, family sources have told SaharaReporters that Hauwa had packed her belongings and moved out of Nuru’s house.

“I know she has moved out. This case is beyond Moyo or the late Tunde. His own marriage is about to crash now. The wife and her family are really giving him problems. They are ready to deal with him. The Moyo stuff is part one, he is currently facing the second part with his wife,” a source told SaharaReporters.

Social media have lately been awash with allegations that Nuru had an affair with Moyo Thomas, a former FCMB employee, resulting in the birth of her two children.

The alleged paternity fraud was also said to have caused the death of Tunde Thomas, Moyo’s husband.

Thomas’ friends had claimed in a petition that Tunde died of depression after discovering that his supposed two children with Moyo were actually fathered by Nuru.

The deceased’s friends also urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to sack Nuru and conduct a thorough investigation into the alleged paternity scandal.

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Thomas’ friends further alleged that the deceased suffered a stroke due to the trauma resulting from the alleged paternity scandal, but later recovered and thereafter met another lady whom he planned to marry.

But Thomas died two days before his family and that of his fiancé could meet as scheduled in line with marriage tradition in Nigeria.

His fiancée was said to be pregnant at the time of his death.

Thomas’ friends’ petition read, “This is a case of gross misconduct based on ethical grounds and an unjustifiable economic oppression by the elite (Adam Nuru) against the underprivileged 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 of this unethical conduct by the current MD of FCMB Bank, Adam Nuru.”

Board of the FCMB recently suspended Nuru, asked him to proceed on leave and appointed an acting managing director to enable the bank to investigate the allegations against him.

FCMB said in a statement penultimate Tuesday that the decisions its Board took on Nuru’s matter were important to guarantee the sanctity of the probe it was embarking on.

The bank’s statement read, “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.

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“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.”

But Moyo, who recently broke her silence on the matter, insisted that her late husband was the father of her two children.

She also said she never told her late husband that their children were actually fathered by Nuru.

According to Moyo in her statement, “I write in reference to all the allegations and accusations that have recently been making the rounds on the internet and various social media platforms. I have refrained from responding to this matter for various reasons, one of which is to preserve the memories of Tunde who departed to be with his maker on December 16, 2020. Memories, not only to me, but to his children, who are still young, and to everybody who had a relationship with him.

“Just like any marriage, Tunde and I had a lot of differences in our marriage, some of which even led to police intervention. But I remain committed to keeping only positive memories of him. No one can ever understand what transpired between us or what each of us experienced in the marriage; like they say, it is he who wears the shoes that knows where it pinches. In all of it, I never for once wished him bad. His untimely and sudden death is still a shock to me as it is to many others.

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“On no occasion did I ever tell him he was not the father of our two children. It is therefore deliberate falsehood and certainly malicious to allege and insinuate that I informed him that the children are not his. The children still bear his name. Only God knows why he died in an untimely period. It is not in my place, or anyone’s place to play God and talk with certainty as to the cause of his death, without proven medical facts.

“Despite our separation, we never allowed our differences to affect the relationships we respectively have with the children. He still had conversations with the children like any father will, up until his sudden and unfortunate death. It is quite sad and disheartening to see the pictures of these innocent children splashed all over the internet with very disparaging and weird comments.

“I do wish his family and friends the fortitude to bear the unfortunate loss and I ask that we all be allowed to grieve his loss in peace. He has now been laid to rest and we implore all and sundry to please respect our privacy and allow those grieving his loss, including the children and I, to do so in peace.”

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