Federal Government of Nigeria sues NFF’s Pinnick, 4 Others for Alleged Misappropriation of $8.4k & N4bn

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

reporting.

 

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.

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