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Protest: Senator Uba threatens to sue Heritage bank, demands N5bn for damages

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An aspirant within the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba has threatened to sue Heritage Financial institution over a viral video exhibiting its employees protesting on the entrance of his residence.

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Few days in the past, a video emerged on-line of financial institution employees protesting on the gate of Uba’s home, demanding he ought to repay the mortgage he was allegedly owing the financial institution.

Uba, reacting in a letter signed by his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, threatened to sue the financial institution, describing the actions of its employees as shameful and embarrassing.

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He said that the financial institution’s motion was a mere marketing campaign to smear his picture because the APC governorship major election for Anambra state attracts nearer.

A part of the letter reads: ”Regardless of your veiled denial, the deliberateness of your staffs’ motion is based and the intent, to wit: – deliver our shopper to public opprobrium disgrace, ridicule, scorn and so on, is evident for all to see.

”That is extra so, as you intentionally picked the reasonably inauspicious interval instantly previous the forthcoming gubernatorial major election of the All Progressives Congress [APC] for Anambra State slated for the twenty sixth of June 2021, whereby our shopper is the main candidate to clinch his Occasion’s ticket, to stage this smear marketing campaign towards him.”

Uba demanded that the financial institution tender an unreserved apology in 5 nationwide dailies, alongside N5billion damages for tainting his public picture.

”Absolutely, the injury occasioned to our shopper by your calculated however ill-advised motion is unquantifiable. Nonetheless, our shopper will probably be relieved if a public apology, unreserved, is tendered by you and printed in not less than 5 nationwide day by day newspapers inside a day of receipt of this letter and cost of N5b in damages,” he stated.

Uba threatened to take the case to courtroom if the financial institution refused to tender an apology with cost of N5b for damages to his title.

”If not, we’ve got our shopper’s additional directions to hunt redress towards you in a courtroom of regulation for a similar. Kindly be suggested.

”We hope that this financial institution will take good thing about the olive department supplied on this letter; the gamble, in any other case, is yours to undergo,” the letter learn.

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