Buhari’s Son-In-Law, Two Others Wanted Over US$65million Fraud

Son-in-law of Nigerian President, Muhamadu Buhari, is a person of interest in a US$65million fraud, according to a notice by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.

The anti-corruption unit has named Gimba Yau Kumo along with Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola as suspects in an alleged misappropriation and dispersion of a national housing fund.

“the persons whose pictures appear above, Tarry Rufus, Gimba Yau Kumo and Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of $65m,” a statement on the website of the Commission along with the pictures of the three said.

“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,” ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua said in the statement.

Mr Yau Kumo is a former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank. He got married to Buhari’s daughter in October 2016 in Daura, Katsina State.

The BBC reports that his tenure at FMBN was characterized by allegations of corruption. Mr Kumo and three others allegedly paid themselves outrageous severance packages at the end of their tenure in October 2014.

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 2015-2018 report by the office of the auditor-general of the federation (AuGF) against the FMBN.

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