Reality star Mercy Eke is in distress after the Central Bank of Nigeria revoked the operating license of Heritage Bank, where she has over N100 million deposited. The bank’s closure has left Eke scrambling to recover her funds.

Eke, who won the fourth edition of Big Brother Naija, explained that she opened an account with Heritage Bank because they sponsored her season. She now regrets that decision, feeling misled by her account manager who encouraged her to fix her money in the troubled bank.

On her social media account, Eke expressed her anxiety and disappointment, revealing her large sum held in the bank. A fan’s inquiry confirmed her situation, and Eke lamented her choice to trust the bank.


Another follower questioned why she chose Heritage Bank, to which Eke explained it was a condition for receiving her prize money from the show. She admitted feeling regret for heavily funding the account.

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When asked about her account manager’s role, Eke accused the manager of convincing her to secure her funds despite knowing the bank’s issues. She expressed frustration and blamed herself for the predicament.

In an effort to retrieve her money, Eke has submitted a notice to the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Commission (NDIC), which has started liquidating Heritage Bank and verifying depositors.

The NDIC announced that initial refunds would be prioritized for those with deposits of N5 million or less, leaving Eke uncertain about the recovery of her significant amount.