Our attention has been drawn to a report in Sahara Reporters and other news publications like Punch and Thisday newspaper of Friday, March 11, 2016 entitled TSA: EFCC invites Skye Bank MD.
The reported stated
that the GMD and the Chief Compliance Officer of Skye Bank have been
invited by the EFCC over an alleged non-remittance of funds belonging to
the Presidential Implementation Committee (PIC) to the CBN in
compliance with the TSA directives.
We wish to state that as at
the time of the said Sahara reports, neither the GMD nor the Chief
Compliance Officer of the Bank had received any such invitation.
importantly however, the balances in the said PIC account had since
been moved to the CBN in compliance with the TSA on October 2, 2015 and
the account closed.
For the avoidance of doubt, Skye Bank thus
does not maintain any account nor hold any funds belonging to the PIC as
at today. These Bank is ever ready to provide full information
regarding the said account to any security agency including EFCC.
Managing Director and indeed officers of the Bank as law-abiding
citizens will be willing at any time, to honour any invitation from the
law enforcement Agencies.
We also use this medium to assure our
stakeholders, especially our customers and the general public that our
Bank would continue to operate transparently at all times as well as
uphold the valued tenet of corporate best practices in our dealings.