Nigeria: President Buhari’s Son-in-law declared wanted over fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, best known in Nigeria as ICPC, has declared Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law wanted over corruption and embezzlement while he was the managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.

 

Gimbal Yau Kumo, who’s married to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second daughter, is also being accused of housing fraud of over  $65m in the west African country. 

He is wanted alongside two of his close collaborators who worked closely with him at FMBN.

 

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission issued a statement today announcing their search for the president’s son-in-law, which read; “The persons whose pictures appear above Mr. Tarry Ruffus, Mr. Gimba Yau Kumo, and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared WANTED in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversions of the sum of $65m.”

The release also continued that, “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 spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the investigation to AFP news agency but did not give any details on the president’s reaction following the decision made by ICPC to arrest his in-law.

 

President Buhari won his second mandate under the motivation to fight against insecurity and corruption. This case will be a litmus test to see whether he will respect the rule of law.

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