*FIFA chief may visit Buhari to help stave prosecution
*EFCC sends invitation, questions to NFF
Authoritative inside sources have disclosed to www.gongnews.net that the embattled President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Pinnick, may after all not return from Dakar, the Senegalese capital, to come face the prospects of his prosecution back at home.
The source initially claimed that Mr Pinnick had scheduled to hold a brotherly talk with the former Chelsea star, Victor Moses, to rescind his decision to hang his national team career. The talk which is expected to hold in London will be followed with a briefing of the FIFA President on what is going on in the west African nation.
Unlike the usual matter of ‘government interference’ with which the nation is always threatened with a ban. This is a judicial process of criminal investigation. “He is expected to ask for some level of protection, where possible from the FIFA chief.”
The appointment has been scheduled already. This will effectively take him away for about a week.
When www.gongnews.net broke the story with the travel ban, Pinnick quickly denied the existence of any travel ban calling the story “fake news” and that the NFF lawyers were going to be suing the originators of the report. The following day, he met some selected Lagos-based sports editors that were tipped with N100,000 each to shut out the story from their media organisations.
Pinnick who has demonstrated a lack of respect for the same editors took many of them to the 2018 World Cup in Russia where he paid each of them a paltry slavish $200 and left them to the grim mercy of begging to survive.
Question now is, can Mr Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President help stave off the prosecution? May be he needs to do a diplomatic shuttle to Abuja to see President Muhammadu Buhari, to find a way out for the Delta State born football administrator.
As at Wednesday the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have also sent a letter demanding them to appear in their office on Thursday. Questions the operatives want resolved were also listed to enable the NFF officials prepare their responses when coming. (Gong News)