Petitioners Demand ICPC Charges Pinnick, Shehu Dikko, Other Top NFF Officials To Court
Petitioners have formally demanded that anti-graft agency ICPC charges former NFF President Amaju Pinnick as well as several other top officials to court for corruption.
The other officials are former NFF Vice Presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi and NFF Executive Committee Member Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’.
In a letter dated October 5, 2023, by their counsel and addressed to the Chairman of the ICPC, the petitioners, who include Harrison Jalla, Awala Jumbo and Tunde Aderibigbe, alleged that they are now being victimized by the top officials for blowing the whistle on them.
They therefore urged ICPC to forthwith charge the officials to court for corruption as the anti-graft agency has since 2021 concluded investigations of corruption against the top officials only for the case file to be abandoned.
This formal demand was received by the office of the ICPC Chairman on November 11, 2023, and the lawyers of the petitioners gave a month’s notice that if the anti-corruption agency failed to charge the officials to court, they will be forced to go before the court to compel ICPC to do so.
The lawyer’s correspondence to the ICPC Chairman was copied the Senate President , the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice as well as the Sports Minister.