Buhari’s Son-In-Law, Two Others Declared Wanted Over $65 Million Alleged Fraud
Gimba Yau Kumo, son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been declared wanted by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Kumo was declared wanted alongside Mr. Tarry Rufus and Mr. Bola Ogunsola over their connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of Sixty Five Million dollars ($65,000,000).
Kumo, who is a former managing director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, married Fatima, Buhari’s daughter, in 2016.
In a notice published on Thursday, Azuka Ogugua, spokesperson of the anti-graft commission, released contacts where useful information concerning the whereabouts of the three suspects can be directed to.
He urged Nigerians with information about the whereabouts of the wanted persons to report to ICPC Headquarters Abuja, any of the ICPC State Offices or the nearest police station.
The notice 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).
ICPC toll-free lines: 0803-123-0280, 0803-123-0281, 0803-123-0282, 0705-699-0190, 0705-699-0191 and 0800-CALL-ICPC (0800-2255-4272) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kumo’s tenure at Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria was characterized by allegations of corruption.
He and three others allegedly paid themselves outrageous severance packages at the end of their tenure in October 2014.
In April, the senate committee on public accounts summoned Kumo to explain the alleged irregular award of N3 billion contract when he was still at the bank.