FCT High Court set to trash allegations of financial misappropriation against Pinnick

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Honourable Justice Peter O. Affen, presiding at the FCT High Court, on Thursday finally declined to add the names of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi to a case of financial misappropriation brought before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

In his judgment, Justice Affen refused the amendment sought by the EFCC to include Pinnick and Sanusi to a trial involving three members of staff of the NFF (two of whom are no longer with the federation) with regards to the utilization of $8.4million grant from world football –governing body, FIFA, which began in 2018.

It is the second time in few months that a court of law would trash allegations of financial misappropriation against the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation, vindicating their claims that such charges were as a result of envy, malice, victimization and vendetta.