$65 million probe: Buhari’s son-in-law declared wanted by anti-graft agency

Mr. Gimba Yau Kumo, son-in-law to Nigeria’s President Buhari has been declared wanted by the country’s anti-graft agency, the Independent Corruption Prosecution Commission (ICPC).

In a statement released on Friday, the commission disclosed publicly that, Mr. Gimba who married Fatima, Buhari’s daughter in 2016, together with two others identified as Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola misappropriated an amount of $65 million.

Thorough investigations by the anti-graft commission revealed cases of property fraud. According to the audit details, the trio diverted the said fund purported to be used for national housing projects.

“The persons whose photographs appear above, Tarry Ruffus, Mr Gimba Yau Kumo and Mr Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared wanted…in connection with issues relating to the diversion of public funds for real estate to the tune of $65 million,” ICPC wrote.

The reported investigation has been confirmed by Garba Shehu, President’s spokesman. “This is an old case, it will take some time. He (Gimba Kumo ) is the former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank,” he told reporters.

President Muhammadu Buhari rode on the back of a massive anti-corruption campaign to gain power. He undertook some critical measures during his preliminary stages of leadership.

However, critics say the president was only witch-hunting his political opponents whilst shielding his own corrupt officials. Do you think the anti-graft agency will be allowed to conclude this case without any political interference?

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