Presidency disowns Buhari’s son-in-law for alleged $65m fraud

Presidency disowns Buhari’s son-in-law for alleged $65m fraud

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President Muhammadu has disowned his son-law, Gimba Yau Kumo that had been declared wanted by the independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC over 65 million dollar contract scam.

FILE: PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, FUGITIVE GIMBA YAU KUMO

Multiple reports say Kumo was married the President’s second daughter, Fatima Buhari in 2016.

But the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement issued in Abuja, said

He admitted that Gimba Yau Kumo at some point in time had been linked to the President family member in marriage, but that relationship ended some years ago

Garba revealed that Kumo was among the three personnel s the ICPC accused three persons of misappropriating the fund.

The statement read, “A running story to the effect that the EFCC has declared “an in-law of the President” wanted in connection with fraud involving the large sum of money , USD65 million to be exact.

“This should normally be an affirmation that our anti-corruption agencies/institutions are truly independent and allowed unfettered freedom by the President. Which in fact 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 EFCC is not an in-law to President Buhari.

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“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 President’s 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”, Garba said.

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