PtG Article 08.07.2010

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency investigates leaders of soccer federation

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), plans to investigate both current and former leaders of the country's football federation.

Femi Babafemi, an EFCC spokesman, said to AP that the investigation is centered around the former president Sani Lulu and former vice-president Amanze Ugbulam along with former technical committee member Taiwo Ogunjobi and current general secretary Bolaji Ojo-Oba.Babafemi made these comments after President Goodluck Jonathan reversed his decision to ban Nigeria’s national team from international competitions following their performance at the World Cup in South Africa. Presidential spokesman Ima Niboro said last week that all funds directed toward the Nigeria Football Federation would be examined and "all those found wanting will be sanctioned."

SOURCE: The Canadian Press