ICPC declares Buhari’s son-in-law, Gimba Yau Kumo, wanted over $65m fraud

Gimba Yau Kumo, a son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over an alleged $65 million fraud.

Gimba Yau Kumo who married one of Buhari’s daughters, Fatima, in 2016 is accused of carrying out a $65 million funds-diversion scheme alongside two other persons – Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola.

Gimba Yau Kumo and the other two persons are currently on the ICPC wanted list. The anti-graft commission has asked anyone who has information on the whereabouts of the three to report to the headquarters of the ICPC or the nearest police station.

A statement released by the commission through its spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, on Thursday, May 13, reads:

“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).”

The statement added:

“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.”

Buhari’s son-in-law, Gimba Yau Kumo, is a native of Gombe State.

He served as Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

Fatima Buhari is Gimba Yau Kumo’s fourth wife.

The Presidency is yet to respond to the fraud accusation.

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