Heritage Bank Plc. has landed into trouble as popular politician, Senator Andy Uba has threatened to sue the financial institution for N5 billion over a viral video showing its staff protesting at the entrance of his house.
The video in question surfaced few days ago where the bank staff were seen protesting at the gate of his house, demanding that he should repay the loan he was allegedly owing the bank.
Uba, who is an aspirant in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, in a letter signed by his lawyer, Ahmed Raji (SAN) threatened to sue the bank for the actions of its staff.
The letter reads in part: “Despite your veiled denial, the deliberateness of your staffs’ action is founded and the intent, to wit: bring our client to public opprobrium shame, ridicule, scorn etc., is glaring for all to see.”
“This is more so, as you deliberately picked the rather inauspicious period immediately preceding the forthcoming gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Anambra State slated for the 26th of June 2021, wherein our client is the leading candidate to clinch his Party’s ticket, to stage this smear campaign against him.”
“Surely, the damage occasioned to our client by your calculated but ill-advised action is unquantifiable. However, our client will be relieved if a public apology, unreserved, is tendered by you and published in at least five national daily newspapers within a day of receipt of this letter and payment of N5b in damages.”
“If not, we have our client’s further instructions to seek redress against you in a court of law for the same. Kindly be advised.”
“We hope that this bank will take benefit of the olive branch offered in this letter; the gamble, otherwise, is yours to suffer.”