President Muhammadu Buhari has distanced himself from an alleged fraudster declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
The anti-graft agency, in a notice by its spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, declared Gimba Kumo wanted alongside two others – Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola – over misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of Sixty Five Million dollars ($65,000,000).
Some media houses reported Mr Kumo to be a son-in-law of the Nigerian leader but the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the fugitive is no longer related to the first family.
“To set the records straight, the person declared wanted by the ICPC is not an inlaw to President Buhari,” Mr Shehu stated in a statement. “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.”