Former member of the House of Representatives, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has refuted the report credited to The Punch newspaper that she is one of the debtors owing some Nigerian banks.
Dabiri-Erewa, who represented Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the lower house for three terms (2003-2015) took to her twitter page to debunk the allegation leveled against her.
See the tweets below:
Shocked to see my pic in Punch .Said to owe 100m linked to some co.I OWE no one, not even myself ?Haba!Punch
Must be mistaken identity.Also writing Diamond bank and CBN to set the records straight .Definitely NOT ME.!!
Never even heard the name of the co! Will get to the bottom of this!
As to detractors, you can’t get me Will remain my calm, honest self ,Shame on you
The Punch had listed Dabiri-Erewa as one of the bank debtors whose companies are said to be owing four banks a total of N143.81bn. Dabiri-Erewa’s picture was displayed alongside 5 other prominent personalities in the front page of the newspaper.
Meanwhile, the easy going journalist turned politician has written a letter to the editor of Punch to debunk the allegation. Here is the letter below…
Punch News Paper
RE: EMEKA OFFOR, ABIKE DABIRI’S FIRMS, OTHERS OWE BANKS N143.81BN
I was thoroughly embarrassed to see my picture on the front page of Punch Newspaper that Thriller Endeavor Company, claiming me as a director, owes about 100 Million Naira to Diamond Bank.
I know nothing about the said company, Thriller Endeavor, or its activities, as mentioned in the publication.
If the company claims I am a director in the said bank, then it has definitely done so without my knowledge and without my permission. If this is the case it’s a case of fraud and will have to be brought to the attention of relevant security agencies, the bank in question, and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
I once again state categorically that the company (Thriller Endeavour) is not known to me.
As a vey contented person, I owe nobody any money, not even myself.
Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa