By Sylvanus Ofekun
Four operatives of the Special Presidential Investigative Panel on the Recovery of Public Properties on Friday Morning stormed the Nigeria Football Federation Headquarter, popularly known as the Glass house to effect the arrest warrant on NFF President, Amanju Pinnick and four other top NFF officials.
The Special Presidential Investigative Panel had on Tuesday obtained a warrant of arrest on NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, First vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, Second Vice President, Shehu Dikko, NFF Secretary General, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’.
According to an inside source in the glass house said the operative arrived the football house exactly 11 am.
“They came to our office exactly 11 am,but didn’t see who they were looking.One of our boss(Mohammed Cheku) immediatly put a call to the General Secretary( Dr. Mohammed Sanusi) who was speechless.The inside source stated.
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.
The Presidential Panel had applied for travelling ban for the indicted NFF officials.