$9.5M FIFA GRANT: MOTION TO AMEND CHARGE STALLS TRIAL OF 3 NFF OFFICERS

Written by on March 6, 2019

The trial of three officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) accused of misappropriating $9.5 million FIFA grant was yesterday stalled before an FCT High Court in Maitama.

Reports say the trio of Christopher Andekin, who is the NFF Director of Administration and Finance; Reagan Zaka, a cashier and Fadanari Mamza, Head, Finance and Account Department, were arraigned on Oct. 18, 2018 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a five-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation.

However,the trial was stalled following the application by the prosecutor, Steve Odiase for the permission of the court to amend the charge and file additional proof of evidence.

Responding, counsel to the defendants, Festus Ukpe told the court that he was only served the motion Monday evening and would need time to study it and respond approximately.


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