Igbokwe petitions NFF over alleged missing N4.4m
One of the candidates in the Anambra FA polls, Iyke Igbokwe, has petitioned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) urging it to investigate how over N4.4 million raised from the sale of nomination forms vanished from the coffers of the Normalization Committee set up to conduct the elections.
Igbokwe in a letter to the NFF noted that the new umpire for the Anambra FA polls, E.C. Chukwuemeka, had early this week told Anambra football stakeholders at a meeting held in Awka that what he met in the account handed over to him by the Normalization committee was only N1.6 million, while over N6 million was supposed to have been raised from the sale of forms.
It would be noted that over 200 contestants paid between N30, 000 and N150, 000 for the forms of the controversial Anambra FA polls that has since this year been running into troubled waters.
Igbokwe’s letter reads in part: “The fraud which we, the Anambra Football stakeholders and especially, the candidates of the forthcoming elections, had long suspected, came to the open during a meeting convened by Sir E.C. Chukwuemeka, where he (Chukwuemeka) disclosed that he only met N1.6 million in the account of the Anambra FA Normalization committee account.”
Igbokwe said the NFF must investigate what has happened to well over N4.4 million, insisting that the Normalisation Committee generated N6 million from candidates.
“A thorough probe of the missing millions has become necessary so that a group of people do not fleece the football industry in Anambra State. The NFF also needs to wash its hands clean and show Nigerians that it has no hand in the alleged fraud,” Igbokwe stated.
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