EFCC eyes graft charges against football officials | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper


The head of a Nigerian presidential anti-corruption body has said charges will be brought against football officials for allegedly misappropriating public funds.

Okoi Obono-Obla disclosed that the body was in the process of finalising charges and that a “prima facie case” had been established.

“We will now file charges against them,” said Obono-Obla, who is chairman of Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property.

“They will be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction,” he told Kiss FM Abuja radio in an interview on Friday, without identifying the individuals by name.

Obono-Obla has previously interviewed the head of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, and his two deputies, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko.

NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi and executive committee member Ahmed Yusuf have also been questioned.

Pinnick was re-elected for a second term as head of the federation in September last…

Source: Guardian Newspaper