ICPC declares President Buhari’s son-in-law wanted for $65m fraud


By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has declared Gimba Yau Kumo, a son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, wanted for fraud.

In a notice published on Thursday, Azuka Ogugua, spokesperson for the anti-graft commission, declared the husband of Fatima Buhari wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over alleged misappropriation and dispersion of national housing funds.

The notice read, “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 in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of sixty five million dollars ($65,000,000).

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“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.”

According to the notice, the trio is allegedly responsible for diversifying $65m in funds.

Kumo is a former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, who got married to President Buhari’s daughter in 2016.


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