Plea Bargain Story ‘Deeply’ Embarrasses Pinnick, Top NFF Officials
NFF President Amaju Pinnick and other top officials have been “deeply” and “hugely” embarrassed after it became public knowledge that they are open for a plea bargain in a corruption probe initiated by anti-graft agency ICPC.
A top official informed www.insideglasshouse.com: “Pinnick and the other officials did not want this information in the public domain. They wanted everything hush-hush because they have often given the impression that they are in full control of the situation.
“So, when the news broke that they are willing to forfeit some of their properties as well as huge sums of cash allegedly gotten illegally, they did not find it amusing at all.”
Another official further informed that Pinnick and the officials namely Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko as well as Ahmed Yusuf Fresh and Mohammed Sanusi have resolved to ensure they try to keep things quiet as regards this case.
This will include reaching out to media outlets to stay clear of any story regarding the ICPC case.
In a plea bargain case, the accused persons have to appear before a judge to enter their plea.
Several legal experts have told www.insideglasshouse.com that a plea bargain is an admittance of guilt.
This is contrary to the many stout defences put up by Pinnick, who has maintained allegations of corruption leveled against he and his inner circle are trumped up by those desperately opposed to his administration.
The accused officials have contacted persons in high places, from eminent traditional rulers to top government officials, to intervene in this corruption investigation.