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EFCC opens file on Adamu

By Ben Efe
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened a case file on embattled CAF and FIFA executive member, Amos Adamu who is in the centre of a World Cup bid bribery scandal.

EFCC boss

Spokesman of the Commission, Femi Babafemi disclosed yesterday that directives have been given to EFCC operatives to make contact with the world soccer governing body, FIFA and others associated with the case to provide information concerning the involvement of Dr. Adamu in the cash for vote World Cup bid.

“The Chairperson of the EFCC Farida Waziri this morning (Tuesday) asked the director of operations to make contact with FIFA.
“The EFCC is very much interested in the case and we want to find out to what extent, Dr. Adamu is involved.
“He is a Nigerian, since he has been mentioned in alleged bribery, we have to investigate,” said Mr. Babafemi.

Dr. Adamu a controversial figure in Nigerian sports found himself in a mess after undercover journalists recorded him demanding for  800,000 dollars bribe to throw his vote for a World Cup 2018/2020 bidder.

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter launched an investigation and has promised to mete appropriate sanctions on the former director-general of the National Sports Commission if he was found wanting. He would be appearing before the FIFA ethics and disciplinary committee today to explain himself.


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