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Alleged $8.4m, N4bn Misappropriation: Corruption Charge Against Pinnick, Others Withdrawn

AMAJU PINNICK 

ABUJA,  NIGERIA - The corruption charges instituted against five officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), including its president, Amaju Pinnick,  has been withdrawn. 

The charges were withdrawn on Tuesday by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). 

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja,  Nigeria, presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu struck out the case after a lawyer from the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abubakar Musa, announced the decision of the FGN to have the case withdrawn.

Four other officials of the NFF joined as co-defendants in the case are secretary-general, Sunusi Mohammed; 1st vice president, Seyi Akinwumi; 2nd vice president, Shehu Dikko and an executive member, Yusuff Fresh.

It would be recalled that the matter which was initiated by the now disbanded Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, had to do with alleged misappropriation of the sums of $8.4m and N4bn belonging to the NFF by the five defendants.

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