Buhari’s Son-In-Law Kumo Wanted By ICPC For $65m Fraud

Buhari's daughter, Fatima and husband, Gimba Yau Kumo

A son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Gimba Yau Kumo, has been declared wanted for alleged $65 million fraud by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Kumo, who is a former Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank, got married to Buhari’s second daughter, Fatima Buhari in October 2016 in Daura, Katsina State.

In a notice signed by ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua and published on its website, the commission said Kumo was wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over alleged misappropriation and dispersion of national housing fund.

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 $65m.

“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.”

During his time at FMBN, Kumo was accused of engaging in corrupt practices, including the payment of huge severance package to himself in October 2014 when his tenure ended.

The 61-year-old was also summoned by the senate committee on public accounts in April to explain an alleged irregular award of a contract during his time at the bank worth N3 billion.

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