The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has placed the Lagos residence of Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) under investigation.
In separate tweets on Friday, the anti-corruption agency announced that it has placed Pinnick’s house in Lagos and that of Dikko in Abuja under investigation.
The residence under investigation is at Parkview estate in Ikoyi, a highbrow area in Lagos.
Earlier on Friday, the commission had also placed the Abuja residence of Shehu Dikko, second vice-president of the NFF, under investigation.
The commission is said to be investigating how the officials allegedly converted money meant for the federation to personal use.
Pinnick’s house in Lagos.
Pinnick, Seyi Akinwunmi, first vice-president of NFF, Dikko, Mohammed Sanusi, secretary general of NFF and Yusuf Fresh, a board member, are expected to appear before a federal high court in Abuja on September 26, 2019 over alleged diversion of FIFA grants reportedly running into billions of naira.
While denying corruption allegations levelled against the football body in the past, the officials have always said it is FIFA that reserves the right to probe the allegations.
Dikko’s house in Abuja.
ICPC places under investigation, mansion belonging to Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) located in Park View Estate, Lagos.#Thread #DoTheRightThing #IntegrityPays pic.twitter.com/2g5zvRvVQj— ICPC Nigeria (@ICPC_PE) September 13, 2019