Hauwa Adam Nuru, wife of Adam Nuru, managing director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), says reports that she moved out of her matrimonial home are false.
Adam Nuru made headlines following the death of Tunde Thomas, husband to Moyo, a former employee of the bank.
An online petition had claimed that Thomas died of depression after discovering that his two children with Moyo belonged to Nuru.
However, Hauwa, in a statement, said she is still with her husband and has no plans to divorce him or move out of their home.
She said those spreading the rumours only want to demonise her “beloved husband and a loving father”.
“I am still very much with my beloved husband. Following several calls from well-meaning family members and friends over a malicious publication and deliberate falsehood that I have packed out of my matrimonial home, I want to clarify for the avoidance of doubt that I am still very much with my husband,” Hauwa wrote.
“This fake news was published by an online newspaper in a calculated attempt to further demonise my beloved husband and a loving father.
“Let me reiterate that at no time did I contemplate leaving my matrimonial home or filing for divorce as no grounds exist for such. I really have no idea where this is coming from.
“While I owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have genuinely expressed concern about the fabricated story of moving out of my matrimonial home, let me appeal to the media to abide by the ethics of their profession and avoid the pitfall of rumormongering and sensational reporting. There is no truth to the tale whatsoever. I will not be responding to any further comments made by persons who obviously have an agenda whatever it may be.”
Adam Nuru opted to go on leave when the bank’s management began investigating the allegations.
Over 1,000 people had signed a petition to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), calling for Nuru’s sack on ethical grounds.