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

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Gimba Kumo, son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, wanted for alleged $65 million fraud.

The commission in a notice signed by its spokesperson Azuka Ogugua and published on its website said Mr Kumo was wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola for alleged misappropriation and dispersion of national housing fund.

Kumo is a former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank.

“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 in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of $65m,” the ICPC notice read.

“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.”

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.

Kumo got married to Buhari’s daughter Fatima in October 2016 in Daura, Katsina State.