Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria football Federation, and four others have been charged with the alleged misappropriation of $8,400 belonging to the football body by the Federal Government.
In a 17-count charge, marked, FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, the money is said to have been 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.
Pinnick’s alleged accomplices in the charge are, Sunusi Mohammed, NFF Secretary; Seyi Akinwumi, the 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko and Yusuff Fresh, an Executive member,
The defendants are also accused of “moving dishonestly and intentionally the sum of about N4billion” belonging to the NFF without the consent of the NFF.
Also included in the charges filed against the NFF officials by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), led by Okoi Obono-Obla is the failure to declare their assets.