Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has slammed a
10-year ban on its member Olaleye Adepoju and the former sport commissioner in
Oyo State Dapo Lam Adesina.
The Emergency Committee of the NFF upheld the recommendation
of the investigative committee into bribery allegation against Adepoju, who is
also a member of the Committee, placing a 10-year ban from all football-related
activities on the former chairman of NFF Disciplinary Committee, a press
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, 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 Chidi Ofo Okenwa to the
effect that he, 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, Ofo Okenwa is to step
aside as Chairman of Enugu State Football Association pending the conclusion of
Present at the meeting were NFF President, Alhaji Aminu
Maigari, Vice President, Chief Mike Umeh and other Members which include Chief
Emeka Inyama, Alhaji Muazu Suleyman, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh and Alhaji Ahmad