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EFCC freezes NFA accounts

By Patrick Omorodion
The scrutiny of the Nigeria Football Association, NFA by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC continued yesterday with the anti-graft agency freezing three accounts belonging to the football house.

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According to our source who did not disclose the banks where the accounts were, one of the accounts had $6 million lodged in it, the second had N44 million while a third account was said to have one million dollars lodged in it.

The EFCC, our source said on phone yesterday, has summoned the acting president of the NFA, Alhaji Aminu Maigari to its office today to answer further questions on the frozen accounts and other issues which four former top NFA officials are being interrogated.

Meanwhile, the four top officials, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, former president, Chief Amanze Uchegbulam, former first vice president, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, former chairman of the technical committee and Bolaji Ojo-Oba, secretary general until yesterday when he was sent on compulsory leave, appeared at the EFCC office yesterday.

Their visit, our source said, was part of the demand of the EFCC for them to be reporting  at its headquarters in Abuja until investigation into their activities as managers of the NFA are completed.

It will be recalled that the Board of the NFA impeached Alhaji Lulu Abdullahi, Chief Uchegbulam and Chief Ogunjobi immediately after the World Cup after President Goodluck Jonathan banned the Super Eagles from further participation in FIFA organised competitions for two years following what the government described as disgraceful outing of the Eagles at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. But the ban was later lifted.


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