Guaranty Trust Bank has strongly denied the rumour of a purported supreme court judgement being circulated around in the social media. The judgment allegedly claimed to have awarded 24 billion naira against the bank in favour of Innosson motors.
In a release signed by the bank’s secretary, the entire repprt was described as being false and misleading.
Here is the full text of the release;
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