“You are no longer my son-in-law” – Buhari disowns Gimba Kuma

“You are no longer my son-in-law” – Buhari disowns Gimba Kuma

The President has denied the news that the wanted man, Gimba Kuma is his son-in-law. According to the presidency, Gimba Kuma’s marriage with Buhari’s second daughter, Fatima ended some years ago.

Gimba Kuma who is wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) alongside two others for embezzlement of National Housing Fund has been addressed as Buhari’s son-in-law ever since the commission declared him wanted.

The president through his official spokesperson issued a statement yesterday in Abuja to correct the wrong narrative.

The statement read in part: ”A running story to the effect that the ICPC has declared ‘an inlaw of the President’ wanted in connection with fraud involving the large sum of money, 65 million dollars 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 in fact is 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 inlaw 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 its course.

”As is well known of him, President Muhammadu Buhari will not provide any cover for crime, no matter who is involved,” the statement read in part.

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