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Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by MrNollyzone: 6:57am On May 08, 2019
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, and four other officers of the federation have been charged by the Federal Government with an alleged misappropriation of $8,400 said to have been paid by FIFA to the NFF.

It was alleged that the money was paid by FIFA to the NFF as Nigeria’s appearance fees in the group state of the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

The five defendants were also accused of “moving dishonestly and intentionally the sum of about N4bn” belonging to the NFF without the consent of the NFF.

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property led by Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, which instituted the case, also accused the defendants of failure and neglect to declare their assets.

The case, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, contained 17 counts.

The other defendants named in the case are the Secretary of the NFF, Sunusi Mohammed; the first Vice-President of the federation, Seyi Akinwumi; the second Vice-President, Shehu Dikko, and an executive member of the federation, Yusuff Fresh.

The charge, filed by SPIRPP on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, was signed by Dr Celsius Ukpong.

The prosecution accused the defendants of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, theft, criminal misappropriation in respect of their handling of the $8,400 and N4bn belonging to the NFF.




Source: https://gidifeed.com/nff-president-pinnick-four-others-charged-with-8400-n4bn-fraud/

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by morikee(m): 11:17am On May 08, 2019
So withdrawal of more than 500k is no longer free in Abuja you must pay 16000 na wow for this country

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Nobody: 11:18am On May 08, 2019
Even when instablog makes mistake. Silly bloggers copy it. What a shame. What is 8400 usdfifa can not pay such amounts na. It is 8.4m usd

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Nobody: 11:18am On May 08, 2019
Fraud everywhere

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Houseofglam7(f): 11:18am On May 08, 2019
undecided
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by KaysePIPER19(m): 11:18am On May 08, 2019
With the way pinnick was going for all the shows in Nigeria.

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Dalivingrin: 11:18am On May 08, 2019
E don happen

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by adebobconed(m): 11:18am On May 08, 2019
Rogues
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by hefelove(m): 11:19am On May 08, 2019
Awon yahoo boys on suit

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by LowerPriceData0(m): 11:19am On May 08, 2019
Fraud everywhere
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by sojayy(m): 11:19am On May 08, 2019
Nigerian leaders n fraud are like hot bread n butter !

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Mopolchi: 11:19am On May 08, 2019
The guy na thief. We have to flush out corruption from our football. I stand with Buhari on this fight. cool

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Greenishland: 11:20am On May 08, 2019
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by grandstar(m): 11:20am On May 08, 2019
Is this the beginning of the end?

The $8400 is pittance by Nigerian standards but the 4billion is eye popping!
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Tripitaka: 11:20am On May 08, 2019
This may not be a popular opinion, but the mind of an average Nigerian is criminally inclined.

It does not matter whether the intended gain is marginal or whether it's minute compared to what the person already has.

Leave the financial side of your business for an average Nigerian to run unsupervised, and he will wreck you without sympathy.

He gets a job and on the first day, he is already brainstorming on how to subvert laid down procedures just to make quick gain.

You would be forgiven to think it's genetic.

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by GTFO(f): 11:21am On May 08, 2019
and they blame the youth for engaging in fradulent activities!
y'all know how many people that would feed, HAPPILY

Greediness!!!
We all die here anyway!!!

Na person whey Dem catch be thief!
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by gmaribel(m): 11:22am On May 08, 2019
(Mr Okoi Obono-Obla) This name reminds me of a fraudulent certificate.

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by KidsNEXTdoor: 11:22am On May 08, 2019
I knew that pinnick was a fraudster
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by goodvision12(m): 11:22am On May 08, 2019
APC GOVT AND WITCHHUNTING ARE LIKE 5 AND 6

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by DrTee1(m): 11:25am On May 08, 2019
Let's balance the information. Media trial helps nobody.

https://www.sportsvillagesquare.com/2019/05/08/we-are-being-blackmailed-distracted-from-preparing-nigerian-teams-nff-cries-out/



WE ARE BEING BLACKMAILED, DISTRACTED FROM PREPARING NIGERIAN TEAMS, NFF CRIES OUT
3 HOURS AGO

BY KUNLE SOLAJA

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has once again cried out that it is being blackmailed about an alleged legal charges filed against its leadership by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The charges are allegedly targeted at Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the NFF President; Seyi Akinwunmi, the 1st Vice President; Shehu Dikko, the 2nd Vice president; Ahmed Yusuff aka ‘Fresh’ and Mohammed Sanusi, the General Secretary of the NFF.



The NFF is currently preparing Nigerian teams to different international competitions across the world for the next two months while its attentions are being distracted.

The Flying Eagles, currently abroad, are to take part FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland later this month. The Super Falcons are to begin their quest for title in Women’s World Cup in France early June while Nigeria’s lead football brand, Super Eagles return to challenge for continental title for the first time in five years.

At the same time, the U23 teams are being prepared to face Sudan next month in the quest to qualify for the 2020 Olympics Games.

According to a statement issued by the football federation, “NFF denies that FG has filed any such charges.

“NFF states that the orchestrated media blitz about the existence of such charges is nothing but the desperate and malicious efforts of the Chief Okoi Obono-Obla led Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) to lend itself as an instrument of cheap blackmail in the fight for the political leadership of NFF.



The NFF stated that currently pending before the Federal High Court, Abuja is Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/17/2019 filed by NFF against SPIP and three others, including Chief Obono-Obla himself.

NFF, in the suit, is challenging the competence of SPIP under the law to purport to investigate or prosecute NFF or its leadership.

According to the statement signed by Dr. Suleman Yahaya Kwade, the Chairman, NFF Media and Publicity Committee, “when the matter came up for hearing on April 20, 2019, Barrister Celsus Ukpong, the lawyer representing SPIP wrote a letter applying for an adjournment of the matter, as he could not appear in court for official reasons. The suit was accordingly adjourned to May 13, 2019 for definite hearing.

“It is an issue that must befuddle the mind and be of great concern to all Nigerians that the same SPIP should, against the foregoing background then proceed to allegedly file charges in the name of the FGN before the same Federal High Court while the pending suit filed by NFF against it is yet to be determined.

“It should now be clear to all that the SPIP under Chief Obono-Obla is acting in contempt of the laws and Courts of Nigeria.

“Even more deplorable is the fact that its legal representatives will employ deception in dealing with the Court of Law regarding a suit to which it is a party and fully represented in court.

“The determination of SPIP and Chief Okono-Obla to act unlawfully and in undisguised bias against NFF and its leadership is well documented and forms the basis of NFF’s petition to the Hon. Attorney-General and Minister of Justice since January 2019, as well joining the office of the Hon. Attorney-General in all the suits we have filed against SPIP.



“We are confident that this regrettable matter will be appropriately dealt with in the due course.

“We wish to state categorically that the charges filed by SPIP are frivolous and totally baseless.

“They are aimed only at scandalising the NFF and its leadership and nothing more, in order to mislead the unwary and uninformed.

“This is evident from the great facility with which the news of the charges which were registered at the court’s registry today, May 7, 2019, have been widely disseminated by SPIP and its collaborators.

“For instance, SPIP alleges that the leadership of NFF moved N4Billion (Four Billion Naira) from NFF on 3 November 2018.

“The maliciousness and falsity of this charge is established by the fact that the alleged sum is about four times the 2018 NFF Appropriation in the FGN budget as approved by the National Assembly, which in total was N1.14 Billion (One Billion, One Hundred and Fourteen Million Naira), out of which only about N700m (Seven Hundred Million Naira) was cash-backed for the entire 2018 financial year.

“It is also on record that since June 2018 till date NFF has only received N110m (One Hundred and Ten Million Naira only) from FGN (which was received only in February, 2019).

“This is in spite of the fact that NFF has prosecuted about 30 international matches involving the various national teams, (Super Eagles, Falcons, U23 Men Team, U20 Boys, U17 Eaglets, U20 Girls (Falconets), Supersand Eagles etc), requiring the NFF to raise funds independently to supplement the funds from the FGN.

“Another example of the desperation and wickedness motivating these false allegations is the SPIP allegation that, in 2014 “during the FIFA World Cup at Abuja”, FIFA appearance fees paid by FIFA was converted to personal use.



“This is despite the fact that there was no FIFA World Cup in Abuja in 2014, a naked fact known to the whole world.

“The consuming determination to achieve the goal of slandering the NFF and smearing the reputation of its leadership has made these elements blind to simple facts and reckless.

“We wish to state that none of the persons in the leadership of NFF or Executive Committee are signatories or in control of NFF accounts as those roles are exclusively reserved and performed by directors and personnel appointed by FGN from the offices of the Accountant-General of the Federation and Auditor-General of the Federation.

“Also, NFF under Amaju Pinnick, has since 2014, kept true financial records of NFF Funds as audited by its external auditors PwC (PrieceWaterHouseCoopers) and has taken the extra step of publishing the audited accounts in national newspapers for public consumption and records.

“Furthermore, FIFA has consistently given a clean bill of health to NFF regarding its management of FIFA funds. FIFA has never alleged any fraud or misappropriation of its resources or funds made available to NFF and has continued to engage the NFF in its normal operational transactions.

“It is important, and interesting, to note that the proposed list of witnesses of SPIP consists entirely of the names of the same persons who have publicly been engaged in fighting the duly elected leadership of NFF, including the forceful takeover of the NFF office in July 2018, the filing of multiple suits to stop the NFF elections of September 20, 2018 in Katsina and the presentation of the same false petitions to all the law enforcement agencies in Nigeria.

“This should say a lot about these false allegations and the manner of persons actively working in cahoots with Chief Obon-Obla led SPIP to discredit the NFF and its leadership evidently to achieve what they failed to do through the ballot box – which is to effect a change of leadership in in the NFF.

“However, it is much to be regretted that these elements have also sought to embarrass our sponsors, partners and consultants in their unholy and desperate gambit to achieve their condemnable efforts to bring NFF and its leadership into public disrepute having failed in all their machinations to take over its leadership.

“We wish to assure that our legal team is fully engaged with this matter in order to defeat these baseless and politically motivated attack on the NFF and its leadership.

“We are confident that at the end of the day the truth will prevail, this mission of destruction will fail and Nigeria football will triumph over this conspiracy. “

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by TangoPredict(f): 11:28am On May 08, 2019
The players suffer while the ogas at d top enjoy, such is life in naija

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by hecomeshome(m): 11:33am On May 08, 2019
The five defendants were also accused of “moving dishonestly and intentionally the sum of about N4bn” belonging to the NFF without the consent of the NFF.




Source: https://gidifeed.com/nff-president-pinnick-four-others-charged-with-8400-n4bn-fraud/
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Who's the president of NFF? Does PMB ask for consent before carrying out his duties?
Witch-hunt govt!

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by BruncleZuma: 11:36am On May 08, 2019
grin cheesy grin grin
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by adams123: 11:38am On May 08, 2019
Great ppl indeed! what type of ppl are we that we can't be trusted with Mon**y?

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Hedonini: 11:42am On May 08, 2019
I've never liked this Pinnick of a man. Shady looking character. Ugly thief.

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by Lanre4uonly(m): 11:43am On May 08, 2019
What a shame!
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by stag: 11:46am On May 08, 2019
Is this because FIFA did not endorse their candidate? undecided

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by wink2015: 11:48am On May 08, 2019
MrNollyzone:
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, and four other officers of the federation have been charged by the Federal Government with an alleged misappropriation of $8,400 said to have been paid by FIFA to the NFF.

It was alleged that the money was paid by FIFA to the NFF as Nigeria’s appearance fees in the group state of the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

The five defendants were also accused of “moving dishonestly and intentionally the sum of about N4bn” belonging to the NFF without the consent of the NFF.

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property led by Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, which instituted the case, also accused the defendants of failure and neglect to declare their assets.

The case, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, contained 17 counts.

The other defendants named in the case are the Secretary of the NFF, Sunusi Mohammed; the first Vice-President of the federation, Seyi Akinwumi; the second Vice-President, Shehu Dikko, and an executive member of the federation, Yusuff Fresh.

The charge, filed by SPIRPP on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, was signed by Dr Celsius Ukpong.

The prosecution accused the defendants of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, theft, criminal misappropriation in respect of their handling of the $8,400 and N4bn belonging to the NFF.




Source: https://gidifeed.com/nff-president-pinnick-four-others-charged-with-8400-n4bn-fraud/

IN WARRI ENGLISH " This one shock me shuo !

After his brother in law, the then governor of Delta state, Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan looted the treasury of Delta state government running aground the economy of the state and encouraging Shell to pack out of Warri Amaju Pinnick GATE is another BOMBSHELL that will break the camel back.

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Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by jaxxy(m): 12:00pm On May 08, 2019
Good job bt Leadership they say is by example. The presidency and many of its aides didn’t declare their assets and Ure going after other people for not declaring their assets? This is beyond hypocrisy.
Re: Pinnick, Four Other NFF Officials Charged With $8,400, N4bn Fraud by 9japrof(m): 12:05pm On May 08, 2019
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