For misleading Nigerians into believing that the Supreme Court ordered the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) to pay it N14 billion, the management of Innoson Vehicles has apologised for what it described as a slight distortion.
On its Twitter handle, it said: “The management of Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing want to bring to the attention of the public to the caption: SUPREME COURT ORDERS @gtbank TO PAY 14BN to INNOSON made on its official twitter handle @Innosonvehicles. The caption was a slight distortion of the information.
“When the information came to our notice, we had to correct the error made by the staff of the agency managing our social media accounts. We apologise for that misleading information.”
Shortly after the Innoson misinformation went public last week, GTB issued a rebuttal.
Company Secretary, GTB, Erhi Obebeduo, wrote: “The attention of GTBank has been drawn to false, mischievous and malicious statements circulating in the news and social media in respect of a purported directive by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make payments to one of its debtor Customers.
“The Bank’s Customers and the General Public are hereby kindly urged to disregard these false statements as nothing could be further from the truth. There was no directive or Order issued by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make any payment to any of its debtor Customers.
“The Bank as a highly responsible corporate citizen will in accordance with its culture and tradition refrain from making comments about on-going litigation matters and will continue to focus on using legal means to recover its bad debts. It must be emphasised that the Bank remains undeterred in its recovery drive against recalcitrant debtors.
“We again reiterate that there is no iota of truth in the falsehood being peddled by desperate and mischievous elements and the General Public should disregard same in its entirety.
“The Bank remains committed to providing best-in-class customer experience to all its valued Customers.
“We thank you for your continued support and patronage.”