A former son-in-law to [resident Muhammadu Buhari, Gimba Kumo, has reacted to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC) declaring him wanted.
Naija News recalls that the anti-corruption agency had last Thursday declared Kumo wanted for alleged misappropriation of $65m while he was Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.
He has declared wanted alongside Tarry Rufus and Bola Ogunsola over the alleged fraud.
But reacting in a letter signed by his lawyer, Chief O.U Orji, and Uwem Umoawan, Buhari’s former in-law said the ICPC never invited him before declaring wanted.
The letter read in part, “We were reliably informed by our client that he was never served with any official invitation in line with Section 29, 30, 31, and 32 of the ICPC Act, 2000.
“Since he left the FMBN, his private office and home addresses are well known to the public as both the DSS and the EFCC have also effected service/invitation to him personally which he honoured without any hesitation on the same issues as he does not have anything to hide.”
According to him, t the ICPC had violated its own Act by declaring him wanted without following due process.
The letter further read, “Suffice it to be noted that the same allegations were dully investigated by the DSS and the EFCC and reports have been sent to the President. All the documents ranging from the invitation letters and our client’s reply with the documentary proofs will be found if demanded.
“Sir, it is instructive to ask why the witch-hunt? Why the hurry to declare our client wanted? Why the publication without properly inviting our client in accordance with the law? What actually is the aim behind these investigations having been investigated by the DSS and EFCC on the same subject matter?”