Guarantee Trust Bank, GTB runs into more trouble as Pan-Igbo organization, the South East Revival Group, SERG, urged Igbos who are yet to shut down their financial accounts with the bank to do consider it necessary in 14 days.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the SERG National Coordinator Chief Willy Ezugwu, ordering all Igbos to close their accounts in 14 days until GTBank pays Innocent Chukwuma, Innoson Motors Ltd CEO its money.
In his words: “at the expiration of our ultimatum, we will lead a mass campaign against the GTB until all its branches in the South East are shut down.
“The afterthought denial of its involvement in the gestapo style arrest of Dr. Innocent Chukwuma like a common criminal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is unacceptable and will never be explained away in any manner.
“The best way to tell Nigerians that the bank is not part of the systemic conspiracy against the Igbos in Nigeria is for the management of Guaranty Trust Bank to order the payment of every kobo it owes the Innoson Group within 14 days.
“For avoidance doubt, Dr. Innocent is the third philanthropist and entrepreneur of Igbo extraction to be so humiliated in quick succession under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
“First, it was the Ibeto Group, later Capital Oil group and now the Innoson group. This is not a coincidence and if anyone thinks it is, then it is one coincidence too many under the present administration.
“On the part of the President Buhari government, the only way it can tell the Igbos it is sorry is to immediately sack the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
“We, therefore, call on all well-meaning Nigerians to condemn in strong terms the continued clamp down on Igbo businessmen without cause under the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration”, they ordered.