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Owumi has case to answer, EFCC

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have disclosed that the chairman of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL), Davidson Owumi has a case to answer and was to be flown out to Enugu Thursday, a day after he was granted a temporary bail the previous day.

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EFCC spokesman, Femi Babafemi, told that Owumi is being investigated for awarding fictitious contracts when he was the chief executive officer of Premier League side Enugu Rangers between 2002 and 2006.

“Our men in Enugu were at the (Nigeria Premier League) office on Wednesday to invite Davidson Owumi for questioning on committing fraud through the award of contracts to fictitious companies fronting for him,” revealed Babafemi.

“Our team from Enugu came to pick him, but they couldn’t get a flight (back to Enugu) Wednesday afternoon and that was why they had to grant him a temporary bail. But he will be taken there Thursday morning.”

Former Rangers chairman, Ray Nnaji, has petitioned EFCC about Owumi, alleging that the one-time striker corruptly enriched himself when he was in charge of ‘The Flying Antelopes’.


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