The President of the Nigeria Football
Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four
other officials of the country’s football
governing body has been charged with
misappropriation of funds, The Nation is
Those included in the charge are NFF
Secretary, Sanusi Mohammed; the 1st Vice-
President, Seyi Akinwunmi; the 2nd Vice-
President, Shehu Dikko and an Executive
member, Yusuff Fresh.
The officials were sued by the Special
Presidential Investigation Panel for the
Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), led
by Okoi Obono-Obla.
The Federal Government filed the suit before
a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday,
saying that the officials misappropriated the
$8,400 belonging to the football body which
was paid by the Fédération Internationale de
Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as
appearance fees in the group stage of the
Russia 2018 World Cup.
The officials were accused of “moving
dishonestly and intentionally the sum of
about N4bn” belonging to the NFF without
the consent of the NFF, as well as failing and
neglecting to declare their assets.