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FIFA Grant: Court Adjourns NFF Case As EFCC Fails To Bring Witness

The Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on Wednesday adjourned the case involving three top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation over the diversion of N3.4b FIFA grant till March 5th, 2019 as witnesses failed to appear in court .
Justice Peter Affen who presided over the suits affirmed that the inability of the nation’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC  to provide five witnesses they promised to court on Wednesday hence forced the court adjournment till next year.
He further mentioned that the adjournment will grant the anti-graft agency more time to arrange the witnesses and prepare them to appear during the next sitting.
It could be recalled, that the EFCC had dragged the football federation to court over the diversion of N3.4b FIFA grant in 2015 for the development of the round leather game in Nigeria.
However, the three top  NFF officials Christopher Andekin, Rajan Zaka and Jafaru Mamza pleaded not guilty to the 5-count charges leveled against them.

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