A Turkish newspaper, Yenisafak, had alleged that a suspected financier of the failed coup in Turkey, ex- US commander, General John Campbell, transferred funds used to finance the coup through a Nigerian bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA).
But the bank has strongly denied being involved in any plot to topple the country’s goverment.
A statement issued by the bank reads:
UBA is aware of the on-going and spurious media speculation linking our institution to recent events in Turkey.
In light of this we believe it is necessary to categorically state that UBA has no involvement in or connection to these accusations, which are clearly false.
We remain focused and firmly committed to delivering on our strategy to build Africa’s premier banking institution.