Andy Uba demands N5bn from Heritage Bank over protest at residence

Andy Uba

Senator Andy Uba has threatened to take legal action against Heritage Bank after the bank’s staff protested at his residence.

A number of the bank’s staff, on Monday, protested in front of Uba’s Abuja house, demanding repayment of loan he allegedly collected.

However, in a letter signed by his lawyer Ahmed Raji dated June 23, 2021, Uba said the actions of the bank have exposed him to ridicule, shame and embarrassment.

Uba, who is a governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress ahead of the November polls in Anambra, asked the bank to tender unreserved apology in five national dailies and pay him N5billion as damages.

”Despite your veiled denial, the deliberateness of your staffs’ action is founded and the intent, to wit: – bring our client to public opprobrium shame ridicule scorn etc. is glaring for all to see,” the letter read in part.

”This is more so, as you deliberately picked the rather inauspicious period immediately preceding the forthcoming gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress [APC] for Anambra State slated for the 26th of June 2021, wherein our client is the leading candidate to clinch his Party’s ticket, to stage this smear campaign against him.

”Surely, the damage occasioned to our client by your calculated but ill-advised action is unquantifiable. However, our client will be assuaged if a public apology, unreserved, is tendered by you and published in at least five national daily newspapers within a day of receipt of this letter and payment N5b in damages.

”If not, we have our client’s further instructions to seek redress against you in a court of law for the same. Kindly be advised.”