President Muhammadu Buhari has made it clear that his policy on corruption would always remain that he would not provide cover for anyone found to be corrupt whether or not such person is related to him.
Reacting to a story trending in the social media that the ICPC has declared “an inlaw of the President” wanted in connection with fraud involving the large sum of money , USD65 million to be exact, Buhari said such story should normaly be an affirmation that his anti-corruption agencies/institutions are truly independent and allowed unfettered freedom, “which infact is the case.”
“That a state institution can issue such is a measure of the administration’s commitment to accountability, equality and justice.”
A statement today, May 14, by a presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, setting the record straight, said however that 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 Presidents 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.”