Buhari’s son-in-law, Gimba Yau Kumo declared wanted over N31bn fraud by the Independent Corrupt Practices

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Buhari's son-in-law, Gimba Yau Kumo declared wanted over N31bn fraud

Resident Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law, Gimba Yau Kumo, and two others were on Thursday declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over diversion and misappropriation of 65 million National Housing fund. Mr. Kumo, a former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, who in 2016 wed Mr. Buhari’s second daughter Fatima, Mr. Tarry Rufus and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, were announced wanted over misappropriation and diversion of $65 million National Housing finance.

A statement signed by Azuka C. Ogugua, ICPC Spokesperson, urged the public to provide details about the whereabouts of Mr Kumo and his cohort. “The men whose pictures appear above, Mr. Tarry Rufus,” Mr. Gimba Yau Kumo and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared WANTED from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in connection with problems bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the amount of Sixty Five Million dollars ($65,000,000),” the commission said.

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Before today, Mr Kumo has been researched by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission within a N3billon fraud. Though Mr Buhari campaigned on riding Nigerian public service of corruption, saying Nigeria must kill corruption before it kills Nigerianshis allies and partners have been fingered in sundry corruption cases. Peoples Gazette reported late Isa Funta, an ally of Mr. Buhari, obtained millions of naira from the Federal Inland Revenue Service and how the current Acting EFCC Chair was included theft before he had been tapped for the job by Mr. Buhari. Back in January, Transparency International in its 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reported that Nigeria’s ratings plunged to 149 on a categorized scale for”highly corrupt” states — down three places from its 146th position in 2019.

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