Anti-corruption agency EFCC grilled and detained NFF 2nd vice president Shehu Dikko and general secretary Mohammed Sanusi briefly over alleged mismanagement of sponsorship monies running into billions of Naira.
They were later granted administrative bail.
“Both Dikko and Sanusi were being grilled by EFCC by the time I clocked out of the agency’s Lagos office on Monday,” NANF president Harrison Jalla informed SCORENigeria
Both officials were given appointments to appear at the EFCC Lagos office this week for questioning after investigations began into the case this month.
The officials in question as well as NFF president Amaju Pinnick, 1st vice president Seyi Akinwunmi and executive committee member Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’ have also been charged to court by SPIP for alleged embezzlement of $8.4 million paid to Nigeria for the country’s participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
NFF marketing agent Mike Itemuagbor was recently a guest of the EFCC in Lagos for two days in respect of this case, while former NFF director of finance Fadanari Mamza has been in the custody of the anti-graft agency for almost a month now.
He is one of three NFF account department staffers already charged by EFCC for the alleged theft of over $10 million being grants from FIFA and CAF for the development of football in Nigeria.
SCORENigeria further gathered that more top NFF officials, past and present, are also scheduled to be quizzed by the EFCC in this wide-ranging investigation.