EFCC arrests Nigerian Football chief for alleged involvement in N15bn fraud

 Mike Umeh was arrested as an accomplice to fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday evening arrested the Vice President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Mike Umeh, in Lagos for fraud following an arrest warrant issued by a high court in Sokoto State.

Mr. Umeh, who was expected to join the Super Eagles in camp on Tuesday, will be arraigned at the ongoing trial of the former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, on Wednesday in Sokoto.

According to the spokesperson of the EFCC ,Wilson Uwujaren, Mr Umeh was arrested for being an accomplice in the case of money laundering and misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N15 billion against Mr. Bafarawa.

Mr. Umeh, a businessman, allegedly worth billions of Naira, will appear before Justice Bello Abbas.


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