Abuja – The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) on Friday sealed off office of Shehu Dikko, Chairman of the League Management Company and the second vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) located at No. 1 River-Benue Street, Maitama, Abuja.
The anti-graft agency said it is in connection with an ongoing investigation on the alleged monumental mismanagement of funds meant for the development of grassroots football in the country.
Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of ICPC confirmed the development we gathered took place at about 10:00 am.
She told this reporter that the investigation is an ongoing one on the Nigeria Professional Football league adding however that the latest action followed a breakthrough that involved other persons in the alleged graft in the NPFL.
“Unfortunately I cannot tell you much because we do not want to tip off those that are involved in the latest case. The investigation is still ongoing, a lot went wrong and we believe that with discrete investigation our operatives are doing, we will get to the root of the matter”.
There has widespread allegations against operators of the league, ranging from misappropriation of funds from the world football ruling body FIFA meant for grassroots football development, television broadcast funds, and other questions marketing deals.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the new chairman for the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in February 2019 Mandating to start work on all the corruption cases before the anti-graft agency.
Bolaji Owasanoye took over from Musa Abubakar who was appointed in an acting capacity to head the ICPC in March 2018 and has started working part of which is the sealing of the house of the chairman League Management Company as the investigation continues