Victory for NFF President Pinnick, Fours other as court dismisses all corruption charges

Victory for NFF President Pinnick, Fours other as court dismisses all corruption charges

President of The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others were today Nov 5, 2019 discharged and acquitted of all charges of fraud to the tune of $8.4 million and N4 billion. A federal high court sitting in Abuja discharged the NFF executives of 16 counts of corruption and misappropriation of the said

President of The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others were today Nov 5, 2019 discharged and acquitted of all charges of fraud to the tune of $8.4 million and N4 billion.

A federal high court sitting in Abuja discharged the NFF executives of 16 counts of corruption and misappropriation of the said sums from the 2014 FIFA Grant, and conflict of interest and non-declaration of assets, by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP), headed by Okon Obono-Obla.

Names of chieftains of the NFF who were discharged of similar offences by the court include; Seyi Akinwunmi (1st Vice President), Shehu Dikko (2nd Vice President), Mohammed Sanusi (General Secretary) and Ahmed Yusuf (Executive Committee member).

At the court session on Tuesday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu dismissed the entire case with all 16 charges, and acquitted the NFF chieftains, after counsel representing the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) applied to withdraw the charges.

The AGF took over the case from the office of the SPIP which originally instituted the case against the defendants.

Justice Ojukwu  ruled out the case due to the lack of proof of evidence to sustain the charges wondering why the case was brought to the court in the first place.

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