In a statement, the bank said that Mr Mbonu was a former Executive Director of Heritage Bank and amicably resigned from the bank in 2015 to pursue other endeavours.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is investigating the alleged diversion of the refund and Senate President Bukola Saraki has been mentioned as a beneficiary of the diversion through Mbonu, an allegation which the Senate President has vigorously denied, stressing that the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu is sponsoring the allegations as retaliation for his not being confirmed by the Senate as substantive Chairman of the anti-graft agency .
Full text of Heritage Bank’s statement:
Disclaimer – Robert Mbonu / Heritage Bank
Our attention has been brought to reports published by some online news blogs in which mention was made of Mr Robert Mbonu – in connection with EFCC investigations into the alleged diversion of funds from the London and Paris Club refund – as being a former Managing Director of Heritage Bank. This is false information, and should be disregarded.
Mr Mbonu is a former Executive Director of Heritage Bank and he amicably resigned from the bank in 2015 to pursue other endeavours. He was never at any point the Managing Director of Heritage Bank.
We wish to make it clear that Heritage Bank disproves the antics of such bloggers, who seem determined to discredit Heritage Bank, even to the extent of risking being seen clearly as careless and unprofessional. We consider it our duty to continue to provide our stakeholders with accurate information where it concerns us, as your confidence and support is of utmost importance to us.