PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s son-in-law Gimba Yau Kumo has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over a corruption case involving the sum of $65m.
In an unprecedented case, the ICPC issued a notice yesterday saying that Mr Kumo is wanted alongside two associates named as Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over the misappropriation and dispersion of national housing funds. ICPC spokesman Azuka Ogugua, said that Mr Kumo, who is married to Fatima, the president’s daughter, was the former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).
Mr Ogugua added: “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 in connection with issues bordering on the misappropriation of national housing funds and the diversion of the sum of $65m. Anyone who has useful information on their whereabouts should report to ICPC headquarters Abuja, any of our state offices or the nearest police station.”
In April, the senate committee on public accounts summoned Mr Kumo to explain the alleged irregular award of N3bn contract when he was still at the bank. At the time, the committee issued the summons following a query raised in a 2015-2018 report by the office of the auditor-general of the federation against the FMBN.