N26.5 Billion Fraud: Buhari Disowns Kumo, Says He is No More His Son-In-Law


President Muhammadu Buhari has disowned the former Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Dr.Gimba Yau Kumo, saying he is no longer married to his daughter.

GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that Gimba was on Thursday declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over an alleged $65 million fraud.

Denying any present link between Kumo, the wanted former FMBN helmsman and Buhari in a statement, Presidential spokesman, Mr. Garba Shehu said: “A running story to the effect that the ICPC has declared “an inlaw of the President” wanted in connection with fraud involving the large sum of money , USD65 million to be exact.This should normaly be an affirmation that our anti-corruption agencies/institutions are truly independent and allowed unfettered freedom by the President. Which infact is the case.

“That a state institution can issue such is a measure of the administration’s commitment to accountability, equality and justice.

“To set the records straight, the person declared wanted by the ICPC is not an inlaw to President Buhari.

“While at some point in time the said fugitive from justice had been linked to a family member in marriage, that relationship has ended some years ago. It is therefore unfortunate to bring the Presidents family into this case. It is in our view an attempt to generate views and sell copies of sensational reporting.

“The President’s position at all times is that the law be allowed to take its course. As is well known of him, President Muhammadu Buhari will not provide any cover for crime, no matter who is involved.

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