Tuesday, July 27, 2010

EFCC Freezes NFF'S Bank Accounts

EFCC freezes NFF’s bank accounts .

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:00
From Lemmy Ughegbe, Abuja News

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday froze three bank accounts belonging to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in its ongoing probe of allegations of financial impropriety and misconduct brought against officials of the federation.

The said accounts spread in three banks contain $6 million, $2 million and N144 million respectively.

EFCC’s Head of Media, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the development but did not give details of the banks where the accounts are domiciled.

However, he confirmed that former president of the NFF, Sani Lulu, former vice-president, Amanze Uchegbulam, and former chairman, Technical Committee, Taiwo Ogunjobi, were at the commission yesterday to answer questions over their alleged complicity in a multi-billion fraud in the NFF.

Embattled Secretary General of the NFF, Bolaji Ojo-Oba, who has been sent on compulsory leave, was also at the EFCC. Acting Chairman of the federation, Aminu Maigari, was yesterday also summoned by EFCC. A source said that Maigari also has questions to answer, having been the chairman of the Financial Committee.

The Guardian learnt that they are all to answer to alleged fraud and mismanagement of NFF funds. They allegedly mismanaged billions of naira, which include $125,000, $250,000, N34 million, $400,000, with the stolen $236,000 added to the alleged mismanaged funds.

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