The Federal Government on Tuesday backtracked on the prosecution of Amaju Pinnick and and others as it withdrew the corruption charges filed against the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, has therefore discharged and acquitted Pinnick, NFF Secretary, Sunusi Mohammed; the 1st Vice-President, Seyi Akinwumi; the 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko and an Executive member, Yusuff Fresh.
The court, in its ruling, announced that the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice had written to withdraw the charges filed before the court by the disbanded Special Presidential and Investigation Panel.
The AGF said that there was no basis for the charges filed against Pinnick and others.
It will be recalled that their property in Ikoyi and other parts of the country were sealed in the wake of the prosecution.