Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) has said its attention had been drawn to what it described as â€œfalse, 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.â€
To this end, the bank in a statement urged its customers and members of the public to disregard these â€œfalse statements as nothing could be further from the truth.â€
It said: â€œThere 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.
â€œThe 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. â€œIt must be emphasised that the bank remains undeterred in its recovery drive against recalcitrant debtors.
â€œWe 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.â€