The son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared wanted for his role in a N31 billion scam.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, named Gimba Yau Kumo, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law, and two others wanted on Thursday for diversion and misappropriation of $65 million from the National Housing Fund.
Mr. Tarry Rufus and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, Buhari’s son-in-law and former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, who married Mr. Buhari’s second daughter Fatima in 2016, were declared wanted for misappropriating and diverting $65 million from the National Housing Fund.
In a tweet, ICPC Spokesperson Azuka C. Ogugua urged the public to provide information about Mr Kumo and his associates’ whereabouts.
President Buhari’s Son-in-Law, Gimba Yau Kumo Has Been Declared Wanted
“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 amount of $65,000,000,” the commission said.
Mr. Kumo has previously been the subject of an investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission into a N3billion scam.
Despite the fact that President Buhari campaigned on ridding Nigeria’s public sector of corruption, claiming that “corruption must be killed before it kills Nigerians,” his allies and associates have been implicated in a slew of corruption cases.