NFF Slams 10-Year Ban On Adepoju

The Emergency Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has upheld
the recommendation of the investigative committee into bribery
allegation against a member of the Committee, Barrister Olaleye
Adepoju, placing a 10-year ban from all football-related activities on
the former chairman of NFF Disciplinary Committee.
Following a meeting of the investigative committee headed by Barrister
Chris Green at the NFF Secretariat in Abuja on Monday, the Emergency
Committee was convened to look into its recommendations with a view to
treating the matter with dispatch.
Apart from Barrister Adepoju, the former Commissioner for Youth and
Sports in Oyo State, Mr. Dapo Lam-Adesina, also bagged a 10-year ban.
It was the unanimous position of the Emergency Committee that the case
against Barrister Adepoju was proved beyond reasonable doubt.
In a related development, the Emergency Committee also upheld the
recommendation of the investigative committee into an allegation of
impersonation against the Chairman of Enugu State Football
Association, Mr. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, to the effect that Okenwa, indeed,
has a case to answer.
The Committee has referred the case to the Inspector General of Police
for full police investigation. In the meantime, Mr. Ofo Okenwa is to
step aside as Chairman of Enugu State Football Association pending the
conclusion of police investigation.
Present at the meeting were NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, Vice
President, Chief Mike Umeh and other Members, Chief Emeka Inyama,
Alhaji Muazu Suleyman, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh and Alhaji Ahmad Muazu
Kawu.


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