Buhari’s son-in-law declared wanted by ICPC over alleged $65m fraud


By Benjamin Arida//:

One of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law, Gimba Yau Kumo, has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over an alleged $65 million fraud.

In a statement issued on Thursday, and signed by its spokesperson, Azuka C. Ogugua, the agency said Kumo, who got married to Fatima, one of President Buhari’s daughters in 2016, was alleged to have perpetrated the crime alongside one Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola.

The statement urged anyone who had information on the whereabouts of the trio to report to the ICPC headquarters or the nearest police station.

The statement reads:

“The persons whose pictures appear above, Mr. Tarry Rufus, Mr. Gimba Yau Kumo and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared WANTED by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of Sixty Five Million dollars ($65,000,000).

“Anyone who has useful information on their whereabouts should report to ICPC Headquarters Abuja, any of the ICPC State Offices or the nearest police station.”

The Gombe State-born Kumo had once served as the Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, under ex-President Goodlock Jonathan.

The presidency is yet to react to the allegations leveled against the President’s son-in-law.

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