Guaranty Trust Bank has refuted reports circulating across the media purporting that the Supreme court ordered the bank to make a N14bn judgement debt payment into an interest bearing account
The bank, in a statement signed by Company Secretary, Erhi Obebeduo, described the reports as “false, mischievous and malicious statements” while calling on the public to “disregard these false statements as nothing could be further from the truth.”
Find below the full statement which is also available on their Instagram page:
“The attention of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (“the Bank”) 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:GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC