Fired President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari, Arrested

By on July 5, 2014

 

Latest reports coming in from Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, indicate that the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari, who was arrested in Abuja early hours of Friday, 4 July, 2014, by the Nigeria State Security Services (SSS), has been released.

It was gathered that no reason was given for his arrest.

Earlier reports had stated that Maigari was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja by security operatives after he returned to the country with the Super Eagles.

Analysts are already saying the arrest of the football boss may be connected to the sacking of the entire board of the NFF by a court in Jos, Plateau State, on Monday, 30 June, 2014.

According to the court order, Maigari and his board members were restrained from acting as administrators of the NFF.

The suit was filed by former Nigeria Premier League chairman Rumson Baribote, who requested the court to restrain Maigari and all the committee and congress of the NFF from managing the affairs of football matters in Nigeria.

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