Chairman of the Special Presidential Panel on the Recovery of Public Properties,Barrister Okoi Obono Obla has warned officials of the Nigeria Football Federation indicted by his panel, that no top government officials can save them from been prosecuted.
Obla, in a telephone interview with Kiss Fm Abuja on Wednesday said that he his not concerned with the rumors, that some top officials of the NFF are lobbying the Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justices, Abubakar Mallami SAN to stop the case from going to court.
“Am not concerned with rumors in the media,those officials of the NFF indicted will be charged to court because we have finished our investigations,so anyone lobbying any government official is wasting his time.Let me remind them that this government have zero tolerance for corruption.If you steal you will face the consequence as no government official will save you”.Obla said.
He further stated that the case will be filed in court today.
“We will file the case in court on Wednesday,we don’t want to talk about the court,it can be Magistrate court or High court,you will hear from us.” He concluded.
Gongnews.net had reported on Tuesday, that indicted officials of the NFF had boasted that they have the full backing of the AGF to stop their prosecution.
The Presidential Panel had applied for travelling ban for some NFF official indicted.
The listed officials to be banned from travel include Amaju Melvin Pinnick, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Mallam Shehu Dikko, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf, Alizor Chuks, Mohammed Cheku and Dr Sanusi Mohammed.