There was a report earlier by Sahara reporters that Mrs Mary Akpobome who happens to be the wife of Ace Comedian Ali baba was sent of loan recovery suspension so as to recover loans she signed off on.
Heritage Bank however came to deny the fact that Mrs Mary Akpobome was suspended saying she remains a valued Executive Director of the Bank. Also stating that the bank is not controlled by an individual as was reported by Sahara reporter.
The husband in an Instagram post earlier promised not to react until the bank makes its position known.
In a disclaimer from Ali Baba’s page, the bank stated the following:
Good evening. I did say I would respond to the stories making the rounds after the position of the bank is made known. Visit www.hbng.com A STRONG DISCLAIMER! 08 MAR 17 A STRONG DISCLAIMER! Our attention has yet again been drawn to an online news story on SaharaReporters.com titled, “Heritage Bank sends Ali Baba’s Wife on Loan –Recovery Suspension”. The Management, categorically refutes these claims and hereby state clearly that Mrs Mary Akpobome remains a valued Executive Director of the Bank. We strongly disclaim all allegations made on the news blog that Mrs Akpobome or any other member of our Board and Management have in any way engaged in any fraud whatsoever. Financial institutions have credit policies governing its processes and management. These policies are designed and enforced to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the entire credit chain. Heritage Bank has never been controlled by any one individual or “powerful” individual(s) as deceitfully stated by Sahara Reporters. Heritage bank is a legal entity, and like any other public liability company, is managed by an efficient Management and Board accountable to all its stakeholders. We find the insistent and vehement attacks particularly by Sahara Reporters appalling, malicious, unprofessional and unethical. Consistent with our core values, we are resolutely committed to strict adherence to regulations and to our service contract with all our stakeholders. Signed. Management © 2017 Heritage Bank Limited. All Rights Reserved