Heritage Bank Threatens to Sue Sahara Reporters
Heritage Bank has denied reports that the bank is next in line to be taken over by the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)
Following reports yesterday that the CBN had dissolved and taken over the management of Skye Bank Plc, popular news site Sahara Reporters tweeted that the next bank to be taken over by the Apex bank is Heritage Bank.
However, the bank has denied this report on Twitter. “The news by Sahara Reporters is untrue. It is just a bait for traffic to their site,” the bank tweeted hours ago, to calm panicking customers.
In a detailed statement published on its website, the bank promises to legally pursue the rumour mongers which it says are working to destroy its reputation, describing Sahara Reporters as a ‘irresponsible blog.’
See the full note:
Our attention has been drawn to an obnoxious tweet by a news blog, Sahara Reporters, which has alluded to the fact that the Management and Board of Heritage Bank is “next in line” for dissolution by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
This is falsehood and at best reckless journalism meant to destroy the emerging bank. For the avoidance of doubt, the Central Bank of Nigeria has no such plan towards the bank.
Consequently, Heritage Bank wishes to encourage customers of the bank and the general public to disregard the wicked misinformation, clearly borne out of the imagination of the mischief makers and continue enjoying the excellent service the bank is rendering to its growing clientele.
Heritage Bank will not also sit back and allow its hard earned reputation to be tarnished on the pages of an irresponsible blog. The bank will also leave no stone unturned to ensure that those peddling unfounded rumours and speculations are brought to book.”
Sahara Reporters is yet to retract its statement. Meanwhile, here’s what Nigerians think of the drama:
Sahara Reporters will just wake up and try to rubbish Heritage Bank to what end really.
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) July 4, 2016
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