Accused NFF Official Rattled By Plea Bargain Expose’, Attempts To Kill Story
One of the top NFF Officials who have requested for a plea bargain in the corruption investigation initiated by anti-graft agency ICPC was so shaken by the story that he moved fast to try and deflect the expose’, even attempting to kill the story.
www.insideglasshouse.com first reported that NFF President Amaju Pinnick (PICTURED), Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, NFF Executive Committee Member Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ as well as Secretary General Mohammed Sanusi have requested for a plea bargain to avoid a corruption trial and all the media and public scrutiny that comes with such.
Just hours after the story broke, the accused official dispatched one of his officials and a one-time sports reporter to confront a reporter who had the audacity to carry the story.
The official argued that the ICPC matter has been decided by a competent court, claiming that in a judgment on May 4, 2020, ICPC lost the case as regards the houses and properties belonging to the accused officials.
But the sent official could not provide the full judgment he claimed was given in favour of the NFF officials.
It has since been further gathered that the corruption case is still very much alive and investigations are still going on.
A source dared: “If they claim this is fake news, they should come out with an official press statement to that effect as is usually their style to debunk anything that affects them directly.”
The request for a plea bargain was to have been a hush-hush thing and unfortunately for the NFF officials, it has now got into the media, which was the last thing they wanted.