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Nigerian court orders arrest of football federation boss Amaju Pinnick on fraud charges

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A court in Abuja, Nigeria has ordered the arrest of President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, on fraud charges.

The court also ordered the arrest of four other officials of the NFF accused of misappropriating funds belonging to the federation.

The officials were accused of alleged misappropriation of $8,400,000 belonging to the football body.

The presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the order after the case involving the NFF officials was called and they were absent in court.

The judge gave the order for the arrest of the defendants upon an oral application by the prosecution lawyer, Celcius Ukpong, when the case was called and the defendants were absent.

Others to be arrested are: NFF Secretary, Sunusi Mohammed; the 1st Vice-President, Seyi Akinwumi; the 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko and an Executive member, Yusuff Fresh.

 

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