Buhari’s son-in-law declared wanted over $65 million ‘fraud’

President Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law, Gimba Yau Kumo, has been wanted over an alleged $65 million fraud.

He was declared wanted in a notice published by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday.

The anti-graft agency said Kumo is declared wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over alleged misappropriation and dispersion of national housing funds.

Kumo, a former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, married Fatima, the president’s daughter, in 2016 at Daura, Katsina state.

“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 ICPC said.

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.

The committee issued the summons following a query raised in a report by the office of the auditor-general of the federation (AuGF) against the FMBN.

The 2015-2018 report by the AuGF is currently under scrutiny by the senate panel led by Mathew Urhoghide, senator representing Edo south.

According to the report, the contract was awarded in four phases and was overpaid to the tune of N3,045,391,531.97.

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