False Rumor: FBN Holdings Protests Wrong Use of GMD’s Photo, Refutes Arrest of FirstBank MD

One of the leading African banking and financial services group, FBN Holdings, has disproved some publications alleging that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has ordered the arrest of the Managing director of FirstBank.

In a statement, FBN Holdings also strongly condemned the use of the name and photograph of its Group Managing Director (GMD), Nnamdi Okonkwo, in the false report.

The Group asked the general public to disregard the fake report and all related stories while calling on law enforcement authorities to find the authors of the horrid story.

The full text of the statement is reproduced below:

Our attention has been drawn to false news making the rounds that an order of arrest has been made against the MD of FirstBank whilst using the name and image of the GMD of FBN Holdings.

We wish to state categorically that this is fake news which has already been debunked by EFCC in their publication titled: ‘EFCC Did Not Raid Tinubu’s Home’ and signed by the Commission’s Head, Media & Publicity on its verified twitter handle.

Neither the Managing Director of the Bank nor the Group Managing Director of the Holding company, Nnamdi Okonkwo have any involvement with the matters alleged in this made up news story nor is there an order of arrest against either  one of them.

The public should disregard this and all such similar stories whilst the authorities are called upon to fish out the perpetrators of this malicious story.


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