A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, May 7th, arraigned the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) identified as Amaju Pinnick, and four others for alleged mismanagement of $8,400 belonging to FIFA.
According to a report as gathered by iDONSABI, the five officials were charged on a 17-count charge, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, for misappropriation of funds remitted by the world governing body FIFA as fees for appearing at the last Russia 2018 World Cup.
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The NFF president and the 4 others who were arraigned were all accused of moving N4 billion belonging to the NFF without the consent of the Nigeria football federation.
According to the report, the list of persons charged with the NFF President, Mr Pinnick include the likes of the NFF Secretary, Sunusi Mohammed; the 1st Vice-President, Seyi Akinwumi; the 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko and an Executive member identified as Yusuff Fresh.
In addition, the five arraigned group of persons were also accused, in the charge filed by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), led by Okoi Obono-Obla, of failing and neglecting to declare their asset.