An FCT Prime Court docket in Maitama has mounted February 20 for ruling on an utility to sign up for Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and Secretary-Basic, Dr Mohammed Sanusi in terms of alleged misappropriation of 9.five million bucks FIFA grant.
Justice Peter Affen had previous mounted October 22, 2019 for ruling within the utility earlier than the workplace of the Legal professional basic of the Federation (AGF) stated it sought after to harmonise all of the instances involving the alleged fraud.
Alternatively, on the resumed listening to on Monday, Abubakar Musa, senior state recommend, Federation Ministry of Justice instructed the courtroom that the Legal professional Basic of the Federation was once retreating the applying for harmonisation to permit Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) to move on with the topic.
EFCC had arraigned 3 officers of NFF earlier than the courtroom in an alleged 9.five million bucks FIFA grant misappropriation earlier than making use of on April 30 to sign up for each Pinnick and Sanusi within the topic as co-defendants.
The ones being attempted previous had been Christopher Andekin, NFF Director of Management and Finance; Reagan Zaka, Cashier and Fadanari Mamza, Head, Finance and Account Division.
The EFCC charged the defendants with 5 counts bordering on legal conspiracy, breach of agree with and misappropriation.
The EFCC alleged that they conspired between January eight and 26, 2015 to dedicate the offence, opposite to Segment 97 of Penal Code.
Andekin was once purported to had been entrusted with cash supposed for the improvement of soccer in Nigeria, a grant from international soccer frame, the Federation of World Soccer Affiliation (FIFA).
He was once purported to have fraudulently diverted 1.three million bucks from the NFF domiciliary account with Zenith Financial institution, an act this is opposite to Segment 311 of the Penal Code.
Zaka, on his phase, was once stated to have fraudulently diverted 7.2 million bucks rom the FIFA grant, whilst Mamza was once alleged of diverting 2. three million bucks.
They then again pleaded now not accountable to the rate