United Bank For Africa (UBA), today Tuesday, denied involvement in the July 15th failed coup attempt in Turkey, as reported by a Turkish newspaper, Yemi Safak.
Head of Communications ,UBA, Plc, Mr. Charles Aigbe, in a statement, said: “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.”
Yeni Safak, a pro-government Turkish newspaper had reported that the United Bank of Africa (UBA) was the main base for the last six-months of money transactions for the coup plotters.
According to the newspaper, millions of dollars of money was transferred from Nigeria to Turkey by a group of CIA personnel.
It said the money which was distributed to an 80-person special team of the CIA, was used to convince pro-coup military Generals.
More than two billion dollars was reported to have been distributed during the process leading to the coup.
It further reported that after taking the money from their bank accounts, the CIA team hand delivered it to the terrorists under military dresses.
Also, General John F. Campbell, a former U.S. commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, who was described the organizer of the failed coup has also denied any involvement.
Campbell told The Wall Street Journal that the story “doesn’t even warrant a response.”
“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” Mr. Campbell, said of the front-page article in Yeni Safak.