Ayeni dispelled the speculation that he had an interest in the Auctus Integrated, which is one of the companies that allegedly paid in the part of the $115 million fund into Fidelity Bank Plc.
Ayeni dispelled the speculation that he had an interest in the Auctus Integrated, which is one of the companies that allegedly paid in the part of the $115 million fund into Fidelity Bank Plc. at the instance of the former Minister of Petroleum resources, Diezani Alison – Madueke.
In a statement signed by Ademola Adedoyin, Special Adviser, Corporate Communications to Dr. Olatunde Ayeni, the alleged link with Auctus Integrated was described as “unfounded and without an iota of truth.”
'Following persistent enquiries from a section of the media, we deemed it fit to lay this speculation to permanent rest as our Chairman, Dr. Olatunde Ayeni, CON, has no interest whatsoever and has no link in whatever capacity with the said Auctus Integrated.
'The attempt to link the Chairman’s name to the $115 Million Dollar Slush Fund with Fidelity Bank is not only mischievous but disingenuous handiwork of adversaries who will stop at nothing to concoct stories no matter how ridiculous about our chairman.
'For the avoidance of doubt, we need to state it again that Dr. Ayeni is a law abiding and patriotic entrepreneur who continues to contribute to the growth of this economy and who, through business acumen and initiatives, continues to create employment opportunities to hundreds of Nigerians in the Finance, Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Maritime and Real Estate Sectors, among others of our economy.
'In spite of the mischief of these adversaries, Dr. Ayeni remains committed to this economy and shall continually do everything ethical and within the law to contribute his quota to its growth,' the statement reads.
It should be noted that the Federal Government through the Economic Financial Crimes Commission is currently interrogating persons and company heads said to be involved in the lodging of $115m into Fidelity Bank by embattled ex-Minister, Alison-Madueke.