EFCC eyes graft charges against football officials | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News - News Summed Up

EFCC eyes graft charges against football officials | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News


Okoi Obono-Obla disclosed that the body was in the process of finalising charges and that a “prima facie case” had been established. “We will now file charges against them,” said Obono-Obla, who is chairman of Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property. Obono-Obla has previously interviewed the head of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, and his two deputies, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko. The dispute has led to a string of court cases and political interventions, prompting world governing body FIFA to threaten to ban the African powerhouses from international competition. He also rejected the possibility that FIFA could again intervene and ban Nigeria, as taking football matters to domestic courts was against its statutes.


Source: The Guardian January 12, 2019 12:00 UTC



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