Jalla: This Is Another Chance To Expose Pinnick In Court
Nigeria Football activist Harrison Jalla has said he gladly welcomes the chance expose in a court of law the corruption allegations against Amaju Pinnick after the NFF President brought a case of criminal defamation against him.
Jalla, who described himself as Pinnick’s “Tormentor-In-Chief”, said the frivolous charges against him at the Federal High Court Warri Division was a desperate bid by Pinnick to hang on to power.
“This persecution strengthens me as it is an opportunity to lay the facts bare (against Pinnick) before the court,” he said in a statement
“This is a man who ordered the withdrawal of the total sum of $565, 471, 00 on the 18th of April 2015 from the NFF account purportedly for 2015 CAF Congress.
“The Confederation of African Football debunked this fraudulent withdrawal in a letter dated 30th June 2019.
“Amongst several thefts Pinnick ordered the withdrawal of $100,000 on the 13th of February 2015, another withdrawal of $310, 000 and & $240, 000 same day totaling $650, 000 for a phantom friendly against Bolivia which never held.
“These funds and several millions of US Dollars in the guise of friendly matches were laundered through JER TRADE CONSULTING S.A a Panama-based shell company.
“This same Pinnick had the effrontery to use the police to persecute me with concocted charges.”
The committed Nigeria Football activist appeared before the Warri Federal High Court on the 11th of November 2021 presided over by Hon. Justice Okon Abang.
He was thereafter remanded at the Sapele Correctional facility after pleading not guilty to the frivolous charges filed against him.
He regained his freedom on Thursday, November 18, after he had perfected his bail.
The case has been adjourned to March 4, 2022.
Pinnick’s frivolous charges against Jalla: