Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, has proven that he is a staunch advocator against corruption as he expressed disdain over his son in laws act.
The President has disown his daughter’s husband following his alleged fraud case with ICPC.
Gonna Yau Kumo, the husband of one of the president’s daughter, has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over an alleged $65 million fraud is no longer his son in law.
Yau and two others identified as Mr Tarry Rufus and Mr Bola Ogunsola have been declared wanted in connection with issues wondering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of $65,000,000.
The president’s son-in-law is alleged to have committed this crime while he was serving as the Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.
In a statement released last night by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said that the latest move by the ICPC to apprehend Kumo notwithstanding his connection and relation to the president shows how serious the Buhari administration is ready to fight corrupt practices in the country.
Part of the statement 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, quality 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 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 it’s course. As is well known of him, President Muhammadu Buhari will not provide any cover for crime, no matter who is involved”.