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NFF slams 10-year bans on member, former 3SC boss

25 November 2013, 19:26

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 statement reads.

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 police investigation.

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 Muazu Kawu.

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