According to the Presidency, the suspect sought by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, is not President Muhammadu Buhari’s in-law, as some have stated.
Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja. on Friday Gimba Ya’u Kumo was wanted by the ICPC for allegedly misappropriating $65 million in National Housing Funds.
Kumo, a former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank, married Buhari’s daughter in Daura, Katsina State, in 2016, according to the Daily Post. Shehu, on the other hand, revealed that the (marriage) connection had terminated a few years ago.
”A running rumour to the effect that the ICPC has proclaimed ‘an in-law of the President’ wanted in connection with fraud involving a big sum of money, 65 million dollars to be precise,” the statement said in part.
“While the claimed fugitive from justice was linked to a family member in marriage at one point in time, that relationship ended some years ago. ”
As a result, including the President’s family in this matter is bad.
”The President’s opinion is that the law should be allowed to run its course at all times. ”
President Muhammadu Buhari, as is widely known, would not provide any cover for crime, regardless of who is involved.