Three officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were on Thursday docked in an FCT High Court at Maitama, accused of misappropriating nine-point-five million Dollars and one-point-three million dollars.
The defendants are Christopher Andekin, NFF Director of Administration and Finance, Reagan Zaka, Cashier and Fadanari Mamza, Head, Finance and Account Department. They were dragged to the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a five-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation.
The prosecutor, Mr Steve Odiase told the court that the three defendants conspired between January eighth and twenty-sixth, 2015 to commit the offences. Odiase alleged that Andekin was entrusted with money meant for the development of football in Nigeria, a grant from the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).
He said that Andekin however fraudulently diverted one-point-three million dollars from the NFF domiciliary account with Zenith Bank. He further alleged that Zaka on his part, fraudulently diverted seven-point-two million Dollar grant from FIFA for development of football in Nigeria while Mamza diverted two-point-three million dollars.
The defendants all pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case has been adjourned until the twenty-seventh of November for commencement of trial.