The Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, has revealed that top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) indicted will be charged to court today following the conclusion of investigations.
The panel is investigating a case of conspiracy and alleged diversion of public funds at the NFF to the tune of N6.72 billion in the last four years.
In a chat with newsmen yesterday, Obono-Obla said he won’t engage in media trial as he has applied for a travel ban on the indicted officials and it is now left for the Nigeria Immigration Service to get the request enforced.
“We concluded investigations in November and after investigations, we will charge them to court tomorrow (Tuesday) or latest Wednesday.
“I don’t want to engage any one in media trial, anything you want, you will wait till when they appear in court and ask further questions,” he concluded.
It was gathered that the panel had in a letter to the Nigeria Immigration Service dated 11th December 2018 listed 32 Nigerians to be placed on the travel ban.
The list, which is in two parts, has the list of important personalities, with 25 persons and the second part, which has NFF officials.
The NFF officials to be banned from travel, according to the document are Amaju Melvin Pinnick, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Mallam Shehu Dikko, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh’, Alizor Chuks, Mohammed Cheku and Dr Sanusi Mohammed.