The Nigerian Senate has uncovered how the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria bought three vehicles worth N49 million and then sold them to the then outgoing Managing Director and son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Gimba Kumo, at N4.9 million few months afterwards.
Kumo married Fatima Buhari, President Buhari’s daughter in 2016.
The sale was reflected in the report of the Auditor General of Federation, Anthony Ayine, for 2015, being investigated by the Senate Panel on Public Accounts.
According to Auditor General’s report, three vehicles bought by the agency disappeared from the premises of the FMBN and no report was made to appropriate authorities.
But the incumbent Managing Director, Ahmed Dangiwa, while appearing before Senate Senate Panel, chaired by Senator Matthew Urohghide, said the vehicles were sold to Kumo at N4.9 million.
Dangiwa said the cost at which it was sold represented 10 per cent of the net value in line with the bank’s policy, reflected in the calculation of Kumo’s severance package.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee, who was visibly angry, wondered how vehicles bought at N49 million could be sold for N4.9 million in the same year.