Mr Ogunjobi was involved in a transfer scandal, while Mr Baribote had complained to FIFA about his earlier removal
Former executive members of the Nigeria Football Federation, Taiwo Ogunjobi, and Victor Rumsen Baribote, have been slammed with 10-year and 15-year bans respectively by the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation.
The committee met at the Saro-Maria Hotel in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia on Saturday, 12th October, 2013 to discuss pertinent issues in Nigeria football amongst other things.
According to a communique issued after the weekend meeting, the two top guns in the country’s football circles are culpable of the offences levelled against them as confirmed by the panel set up to investigate them, and will be serving out their punishments once the General Assembly billed to sit next month approves same.
“The Committee, based on the report of an investigative committee headed by Barrister Chris Green, approved a 10-year ban from all football-related activities on one-time NFF General Secretary and former NFF Executive Committee member, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi,” part of the communique read.
It continued: “Similarly, the Committee, based on the report of an investigative committee headed by Chief Emeka Inyama, approved a 15-year ban from all football-related activities on former NPL Chairman, Chief Rumson Victor Baribote”.
The decisions by the executive committee are subject to ratification of the congress of Nigeria football at the next Annual General Assembly, as contained in the NFF Statutes.
While Mr. Ogunjobi is fingered in a transfer saga involving Flying Eagles striker, Kayode Olarenwaju, Mr Baribote is being punished for dragging the NFF to FIFA over allegations of being wrongly removed as the Nigeria Premier League chairman and by extension losing out on his office as a vice president in the NFF board.
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