Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) has said its attention had been drawn to
what it described as “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.”
To this end, the bank in a statement urged its customers and members of
the public to disregard these “false statements as nothing could be
further from the truth.”
It said: “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.”