The chairman of Innoson Motors, Dr Innocent Chukwuma has admitted to have posted a false report on the directive of the Supreme Court ordering the GTBank to pay him N14bn within 14 days.
Chukwuma, in a statement released last week by Cornel Osigwe, Innoson Group’s head of corporate communications, had previously claimed that the court struck the motion for stay of execution of the Enugu court of appeal division’s order that GT Bank pays N6 billion into an interest yielding account
GTBank in a quick reaction had then told the public that Innoson’s claims were “false, mischievous and malicious”.
Innoson has now publicly come out to apologize for misleading the public via a statement through its official handle, saying the caption was a slight distortion of the information.
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.— Innoson Vehicles (@innosonvehicles) June 11, 2018
This latest development has stirred reactions online as seen below;
Deep down, I have a feeling Innoson did this nonsense on purpose. I mean, who posts such a costly news and later terms it as a mistake, knowing fully well it'd cost GTBank its customers? pic.twitter.com/q02g6YSrQr— Zahra Buhari (@Zahra_Buhari) June 12, 2018
Sometimes apology doesn't solve everything. Innoson mistakenly ruined GTBank's name, causing them to lose credibility and customers. Now the news has been retracted, but can they get the customers back?— TARKAA, Moses Kator (@iTARKAA) June 12, 2018
Otedola with the money— UNEMPLOYED YOUTH (@Iam_Abdulaxis) June 12, 2018
Jim Iyke with the love
Okocha with the balling
Maggi with the sauce
Innoson with the lie
What will now happen if GTB sue Innoson for calumny, vilification or traducement and ask for 28 Billion Naira as compensation? pic.twitter.com/WEesltoHHC— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) June 12, 2018
When you ask Innoson to come and give the true report about their case with GTB pic.twitter.com/sqSb4Jq44I— Danielson (@BillionTwiTs) June 12, 2018
When my secretary heard that court has ordered GTB to pay Innoson 14 Billion naira VS when when he heard that the information is false pic.twitter.com/maV3hqkJvB— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) June 12, 2018
Hard guy, hard guy but you went ahead to close your GTB acct cos of Innoson's wrong information. pic.twitter.com/ykmRdQu7cr— LaffNaijaTv (@BadGuyKolawole) June 12, 2018
Yes innoson might have lied, but truth is the Gtb customers who reacted based on the news were likely already dissatisfied with the bank and needed an opportunity. Loyalty is hard to lose when you have a good track record.— Elijah Jayson Oyibu (@jaysonrogue) June 13, 2018