In response to news circulating online media houses regarding President Buhari asking the EFCC to probe the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, the NFF President has denied the claims and has threatened to sue media houses involved in peddling the news.
In a thread done on his official Twitter handle, Mr Pinnick outrightly denied the claims of any probe stating: “My attention has just been drawn to a publication by an online media organisation about a travel ban placed on me and an intending prosecution.
“Ironically, it comes on the heels of my trip to Accra, Ghana yesterday for a meeting between the Nigeria Football Federation and CAF partners, AITEO. I also have official engagements coming up in Senegal. In other words; no such ban is in place and no security agency has gotten in touch.”
Pinnick also cleared the air regarding the publications of the NFF accounts and the test of his integrity saying, “The @thenff recently published its audited accounts in ThisDay Newspapers & Daily Trust on Thursday the 20th of December, 2018 and on Tuesday the 25th of December, 2018 in The Vanguard Newspapers.
“In effect, our finances are open for anyone to see. All incomes from the Federal Government, FIFA & CAF, since 2014 are reflected.
“Before my appointment into the FIFA committees, I had to pass through intense integrity and eligibility tests. I was not found wanting. Two years ago, FIFA handed @thenff a clean bill of health in our financial management. Our accounts are audited by PwC the same firm that audits FIFA,” he added.
Due to the attention the news of the alleged probe has gotten, the CAF 1st Vice President has decided not to leave matter as they are by stating that he will involve his lawyers.
“I’ll be talking to my lawyers to see what legal redress can get,” he said.