Fidelity Bank alerts on blackmail plot

MD, Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo
MD, Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo

Fidelity Bank has alerted the public on an attempt to blackmail it and mislead the public through “unsubstantiated claims and accusations”.

The plot was exposed in a statement signed by Charles Aigbe, the bank’s divisional head of brand and communications.

According to Mr Aigbe, “Our attention has been drawn to spurious allegations against the Bank and its officials, making the rounds online and on social media. The unsubstantiated claims and accusations, designed to mislead the banking and general public are completely false, treacherous and libellous.

“This latest attempt to bring the image of the Bank to disrepute is the result of a failed blackmail and extortionist attempt, which has been reported to the authorities. We urge the public to disregard the falsehood in its entirety!

“As a full-fledged commercial bank, operating in Nigeria, we are a responsible corporate citizen and our operations are guided by the laws of the land as well as local and international banking standards.

“At Fidelity Bank, we remain committed to providing excellent banking services to all and will not be distracted by the antics of these detractors.”

Fidelity Bank recently flagged off a Digital Banking Awareness Campaign Week as part of its concerted efforts to make financial services easy and accessible to its customers.

Organised by the bank’s south-west directorate, the week-long campaign dubbed “Go Digital” seeks to create awareness of its electronic banking products and services.

Speaking at the opening ceremony at the corporate head office in Lagos, Ken Opara, regional bank head, Ikeja, said the campaign is aimed primarily at sensitising customers on the attendant benefits of using the Bank’s e-products.