Friday, May 31, 2013

NFF vice-president Mike Umeh faces money laundering charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Vice-President Mr. Mike Umeh on Monday for Laudering charges. 

The Nigerian anti-corruption agency said Umeh is an alleged accomplice in a multi-million-dollar operation involving a former governor of one of Nigeria's states.
"Mike Umeh is an accomplice in the case of money laundering and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of 15 billion Naira ($94.8m)" EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren told BBC Sport.
"It's a case for which former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa of Sokoto State is standing trial."

Umeh, seen as one of the country's most influential football figures, was arrested in Lagos on Monday and then transferred to Sokoto, in North West Nigeria.
The top football official will appear before Justice Bello Abass of the Sokoto high court on Tuesday.