President Buhari has ordered the prosecution of the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, over an alleged multi-billion rip-off within the organisation.
In line with experiences, Amaju Pinnick has been positioned on a journey ban, by way of the Presidential investigative panel headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla.
Buhari reportedly gave the order for Pinnick’s prosecution when the Obono-Obla introduced a preliminary investigation report back to him.
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee additionally addressed a report on the NFF to Mr President detailing the end result of their investigations which tallied with what Obono-Obla’s panel had submitted to the President.
EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu had in his six-page report knowledgeable Buhari that the anti-graft company had investigated and prosecuted the Director, Finance and Administration, Christopher Andekin; Head, Finance and Administration, NFF, Jafaru Mamzah and a cashier with the Finance and Administration division of the NFF, Rajan Zaka over an alleged monetary rip-off within the soccer governing home in reference to monetary funds from Federation of Worldwide Soccer Associations and Confederation of African Soccer to NFF between 2014 and 2016.
However Buhari who was mentioned to have been visibly offended over the alleged monumental rip-off ordered Pinnick to even be prosecuted. He directed Magu to embark on a wider investigation into the remittances to the
NFF between 2017 and 2018.
The president, who was reportedly shocked by the mind-boggling report and extra revelations directed Magu to make sure a complete and discreet investigation with watertight and unassailable information and
items of proof that might nail the suspects on the court docket.
Magu within the report additionally knowledgeable Buhari that investigation into the case had been concluded. He added that Christopher Andekin; Head, Finance and Administration, NFF, Jafaru Mamzah and a cashier with the Finance and Administration division of NFF, Rajan Zaka had been indicted and arraigned on October 15, 2018 earlier than Justice P.O. Affem of the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Court docket, No 19 Maitama Abuja on 5 legal fees of conspiracy and legal breach of belief by a public officer.
The EFCC’s boss additional knowledgeable Buhari that the fee additionally obtained one other petition dated April 24, 2016 captioned ‘Monumental stealing and financial crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation’, from James Peters of Amal Pepple Property, Abuja.
He acknowledged that in the midst of investigation, the Minister (Sports activities) forwarded to the fee, paperwork in help of the petition revealing sponsorship offers amounting to N1.14bn and $1.55m by way of his letter No. HMY &SP/003/2018/55 dates August 7, 2018.