The Presidency has cleared the air on the ongoing news reports that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) declared a son-in-law to the President wanted over an alleged sixty-five million dollars ($65,000,000) fraud.
It would be recalled that on Thursday, May 13, news made headlines that Gimba Yau Kumo, the son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, was declared wanted alongside two other suspects whose names were reportedly given as Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola, by the ICPC over an alleged involvement in misappropriation of national housing funds of the sum of $65,000,000.
Yau Kumo reportedly married one of President Buhari’s daughters, Fatima, in 2016.
Reacting to the reported news, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Malam Garba Shehu, clarified that the person declared wanted is not an in-law to President Buhari.
Shehu, however, stated that though Kumo may have been linked to the family in marriage, the relationship ended years ago.
Shehu, in his statement, also noted that “The President’s position at all times is that the law is allowed to take its course as it’s well-known that President Muhammadu Buhari will not provide any cover for crime, no matter who is involved.”