President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and four others have been charged to court by the Federal Government over alleged misappropriation of $8.4 million belonging to the federation.
According to sources, the money was said to have been paid by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the NFF as appearance fees for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Amaju Pinnick, it was gathered was elected president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in an alleged controversial election conducted in Delta State while his brother in-law, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan was the state governor in 2014.
And since his ascension into that position, it has been a thug of war between him and his opponent, Chris Giwa.
The report says, Okoi Obono-Obla, the special presidential investigative panel and recovery (SPIP), filed a 17-count charge against the defendants before the federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday.
The accused persons aside Pinnick are Seyi Akinwunmi, 1st vice president, Shehu Dikko, 2nd vice president, Mohammed Sanusi, general secretary and Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, NFF executive member.
In the case file marked C/ABJ/CR/93/2019, the five persons are accused of failing and neglecting to declare their assets.
The defendants are also accused of “moving the cash” belonging to the NFF without the consent of the federation.