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NFF president arrested

04 July 2014, 13:01Israel Ojoko

Lagos - President of the Nigeria Football Federation Aminu Maigari has been arrested, according to reports reaching News24 Nigeria.

Maigari and some board members in sight were whisked away on Friday morning by security operatives shortly after touching down in Abuja from Brazil.

On Thursday, Maigari and his entire board were sacked by a recent court order that restrain them from acting as administrators of the NFF.

The suit was filed by former Nigeria Premier League chairman Rumson Baribote, who requested the court to restrain Maigari and all the committee and congress of the NFF from managing the affairs of football matters in Nigeria.

Hon. Justice P. L Lot of the Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos granted the Order of Interlocutory Injunction restraining the president of the NFF, the executive committee members as well as the NFF Congress from running affairs of Nigerian football pending the determination of the Motion on Notice before the court.

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