Monday, June 2, 2014

Football agent Chukwuma Okorojo caught on tape in match-fixing scam

Nigerian football agent caught in video tape recording promising to fix matches at the upcoming World Cup.

The agent, Chukwuma Okoroji was secretly filmed saying he could fix (arrange) World Cup penalties for 81,000 pounds, he also gave price list for other outcomes in the upcoming tournament. In the video which an undercover reporter from the Sun revealed, the agent also claims he is able to arrange a yellow card for more 41,000 pounds. To further convince the reporter he invited Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onzai to the meeting, the reporter however disclaims that Ogenyi is in no way involved in the scam.
The allegation against the reporter is coming just few days after the National Crime Agency (NCA) investigated allegations regarding last week's friendly which was held in London between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Scotland, the game ended in 1-1.

The NCA are also currently investigating the claims, speaking to reporters spokesman for the NCA SAID: “The NCA will from time to time provide operational detail necessary for public assurance purposes. It does not routinely confirm or deny the existence of specific operation or provide ongoing commentary on operational activity. Last week an investigation was launched over claims of attempted match-fixing in a friendly between Nigeria and Scotland. Thirteen players were arrested in April in connection with alleged spot-fixing and another six rearrested over the claims.