President Buhari: Kumo is no longer my in-law


President Buhari made it known that Gimba Kumo that is wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) over a $65million fraud is no longer his son-in-law.

In a statement released last, by the spokesperson of the President, Garba Shehu, said that the move by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission to prove Kumo irrespective of his connections has proved the fight the Buhari administration is doing against corruption. 

The statement in part reads; 

“A running story to the effect that the ICPC 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 is in fact 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 in-law 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.”

Kumo, who is a former Managing Director, Federal Mortage Bank of Nigeria, got married to the President's daughter in 2016, in Kastina state.

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