ICPC declared me wanted without inviting me, Buhari’s former in-law speaks

Embattled former son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Gimba Kumo, has stated that he was never invited by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC, before he was declared wanted for alleged misappropriation of $65m while he was Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN.

Mr Kumo, in a letter addressed to the Chairman of the ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, dated May 18, 2021, titled Re: Declaration of Mallam Gimba Yau Kumo, OON, as a Wanted Person in National Dailies, Social Media, and the ICPC Website’

Recall that the ICPC had last Thursday declared Kumo wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over the alleged fraud. In the notice signed by its Spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, the ICPC urged the public to provide information about the whereabouts of the wanted persons.

Kumo accused the ICPC of violating its own Act by declaring him wanted without following due process He noted that he had already been investigated by the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the report had been sent to President Buhari. The former FMBN boss said the decision to declare him wanted seemed like a witch-hunt hence the hurry by the ICPC.

Kumo said he was ready to approach the ICPC the moment he is properly served with an invitation.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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