The president of the football federation of Nigeria (NFF) Amaju Pinick, is currently being investigated according to reports by online media AZofficial
With over 25 billion Naira missing, the bank account of the president has been freezed pending the investigation
The report also stated that he could let go some of his properties over an alleged fraud scandal.
Not only him will be involved, as other top officials in the Nigeria football federation, with is vice President Bar Seyi Akinwunmi, Shehu Dikko amongst others.
According to reports, quite a number of top officials in the NFF are ready to let go of their houses and other landed properties as well as cash running into many Millions of Dollars in a plea bargain to escape the corruption trial.
Nigeria’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) conducted extensive investigation into the outrageous earnings of top executives in the country’s football federation starting from the President Mr. Pinnick, Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, other top members involved in the investigation include but not limited to Executive Committee Member Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi. It is believed that the income of these officials was not proportional to the salary structure in place.
Bank accounts of five officials have been frozen, with more potentially becoming frozen over the next months.
Several top officials have gone to solicit for help from Nigerian top politicians and local leaders in an attempt to foil the investigations of the ICPC. The Sultan of Sokoto, Obi of Onitsha, Oni of Ife, the Olu of Warri are some prominent leaders visited by these officials.