A former House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has denied being on the board of Thriller Endeavours, which allegedly owes Diamond Bank N122.9m, procured between 2007 and 2008.
In a statement on Tuesday, the former federal lawmaker said her name had been used as a board member of the firm without her permission, describing the act as fraudulent.
Diamond Bank on Tuesday published a list of companies and the names of their board members, whom the bank described as ‘major delinquent debtors’, in which Dabiri-Erewa’s name was listed as a board member of Thriller Endeavours, one of the errant companies.
Also listed alongside the former broadcaster as board members of the debtor firm are Lukman Erogbogbo, Tunde Ogunleye, Bayo Kazeem, Dixon Afolabi, Oye Solebo and Mukund Gerrud.
The ex-Rep member, however, denied knowing the companying or its activities.
Dabiri-Erewa, a chief of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, added, “I know nothing about the said company, Thriller Endeavours, or its activities, as mentioned in the publication.
“If the company claims I am a director in the said bank, then it has definitely done so without my knowledge and without my permission. If this is the case it’s a case of fraud and will have to be brought to the attention of relevant security agencies, the bank in question, and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“I once again state categorically that the company (Thriller Endeavours) is not known to me. As a vey contented person, I owe nobody any money, not even myself.”