…As Online campaign for boycott against GTB grows
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released Chief Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Croup of Companies after an arrest that sparked rage against the commission and one of Nigeria’s commercial banks on social media.
Chukwuma was alleged to have resisted arrest using four truckload of thugs and not responding to several invitations in the past. The businessman has however challenged the anti graft agency to show proof of such invitations he ignored.
There is a growing online campaign on social media by some young Nigerians calling for a boycott of GTBank , one of Nigeria’s leading commercial bank over its lingering crises with Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, Chief Executive of Innoson Group of Companies.
Chukwuma who was yesterday arrested in Enugu by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been enjoying some show of solidarity by a section of Nigerians using the social media,particularly on Facebook.
Posts, comments and reactions monitored on Facebook by our reporter indicates a lot of youths calling on others to do mass withdrawal of their funds domiciled with the bank and out rightly close their accounts with the bank.
The senate had condemned the arrest describing it as an undue interference in a business dispute between the company and the bank while the EFCC justified its actions for alleged refusal by Chukwuma to honour its earlier invitations.
Some of the social media posts which expressed solidarity for Chukwuma and Innoson premised their support for the company over alleged victimization on account of ethnicity and a calculated move at stopping Nigeria’s wholly indigenous vehicle manufacturing company from succeeding.
A Facebook user,Livinus Ozioma Chukwu , while urging people to withdraw their monies from the bank posted that ” You don’t need to go to any GTB branch to close your account. Just use your online transfer and transfer all your money to another account in another bank”
Mazi Nwachukwu posted that ” GTBank just signed their bankruptcy warrant.”