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NFF N1.3bn scam: EFCC to storm London

By Fidelis Ebu, Abuja

Despite charging the Nigeria Football Federation former president, Sani Lulu Abdullahi and three others to court over alleged corruption, trouble seem not over for the NFF henchmen as men and officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission would storm London in earnest to recover alleged loots.

EFCC chairman, Farida Waziri gave the indications yesterday when she received in audience Women in New Nigeria in her office.

While confirming that the officers of the anti_graft agency were recently in South Africa on investigation of the alleged corruption against the NFF top shots, Waziri said another batch of officers of the EFCC would be leaving for London in the on_going investigations.

She said enough facts were yet to emerge on the botched chartered plane that was suppose to take the players and officials from London to South Africa for the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals.
“There was a failed international friendly match against Mexico that was said to have gulped over $400,000 as well as alleged poor hotel arrangements”, Farida Waziri said yesterday.

Remarkably, the EFCC spokesman, Femi Babafemi said investigations into the alleged fraud at the NFF are still on_going.

He stated that the matter was charged to court to avoid keeping the suspects for too long.
“Should there be any other revelations in our investigations, we would apply for the amendment of the charges to bring in our new discoveries. Investigations into this matter would still be on_going till judgment is given”, Femi Babafemi said last night.


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