It was earlier reported in various news media that the Supreme court had ordered the management of Guaranty Trust Bank, GTBank to pay a sum of N12 billion to the CEO of Innoson Motors, Mr Innoson Chukwuma.
The bank has however reacted to the news and maintained that there is no iota of truth in the news being circulated across the media as there was no order issued by the Supreme court to the bank to make any payment to the business man and his company.
The bank released a statement in that respect:
The attention of GTBank has been drawn to false, mischievous and malicious statements circulating in the news and social media in respect of a purported directive by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make payments to one of its debtor Customers.
The Bank’s Customers and the General Public are hereby kindly urged to disregard these false statements as nothing could be further from the truth.There was no directive or Order issued by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make any payment to any of its debtor Customers
The Bank as a highly responsible corporate citizen will in accordance with its culture and tradition refrain from making comments about on-going litigation matters and will continue to focus on using legal means to recover its bad debts.
It must be emphasised that the Bank remains undeterred in its recovery drive against recalcitrant debtors.
We again reiterate that there is no iota of truth in the falsehood being peddled by desperate and mischievous elements and the General Public should disregard same in its entirety.
The Bank remains committed to providing best-in-class customer experience to all its valued Customers. We thank you for your continued support and patronage.
For the bank,