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NFF bosses, Pinnick, Dikko, charged with $8.4 million, N4bn fraud.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick and four other top-ranking officials have been charged with corruption, including embezzlement of millions of dollars from world body FIFA.
The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) brought the charges against Pinnick, NFF vice presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, general secretary Sanusi Mohammed and committee member Ahmed Yusuf.
According to SPIP, the charges ranged from failure to declare their assets to conflict of interest and alleged embezzlement of 8.4 million dollars paid by world football governing body, FIFA to Nigeria for participation in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The five defendants who were also accused of intentionally and dishonestly moving the sum of about 4 billion naira without the consent of the NFF will appear at the Federal High Court in Abuja at a date to be announced later.

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