ALLEGED N4BN CORRUPTION CHARGES: NFF President Pinnick, 4 others discharged, acquitted
Pinnick, alongside other NFF chieftains, was accused of misappropriating $8.4million and N4billion belonging to the sports body
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NFF President Amaju Pinnick
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF Amaju Pinnick is now a free man.
Pinnick, alongside other NFF chieftains, who was accused of misappropriating $8.4million and N4billion belonging to the sports body, has been discharged and acquitted on all counts of alleged corruption charges in a case brought by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel, SPIP, according to a report published on the NFF website.
Recall that the panel, headed by Okon Obono-Obla who is now allegedly on the run to avoid prosecution by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, ICPC had filed a 16 –count charge against Pinnick, Seyi Akinwunmi (1st Vice President), Shehu Dikko (2nd Vice President), Mohammed Sanusi (General Secretary) and Ahmed Yusuf (Executive Committee member) with wild claims of alleged corruption against the men, and even subjected them to extensive media trial at home and abroad.
On Tuesday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu dismissed the entire case with all 16 charges and acquitted the NFF chieftains in consideration of the submission of the defence and the prosecution and in line with the rules of administration of criminal justice.
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