NFF crisis: Court fixes date to hear motion against Amaju Pinnick, others

A Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja, will on March 29, 2022, hear a movement in search of go away to enchantment towards the ruling discharging and acquitting the president of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, and others in a prison cost filed towards them.

Justice Inyang Ekwo fastened the date after Dr Celsius Ukpong, counsel to the candidates, informed the courtroom of the movement on discover filed to the impact.

NAN experiences that Harrison Jalla, the Chairman, Nationwide Footballers Affiliation of Nigeria, and Tunde Aderibigbe, a workers of the affiliation, filed the movement with go well with quantity FHC/ABJ/ CR/93/2019.

Others talked about within the movement embrace the Federal Republic of Nigeria as complainant/respondent; Seyi Akinwumi, Shehu Dikko, Sunusi Mohammed, Amaju Melvin Pinnick as defendants/respondents and Yusuf Ahmed Recent

The duo, within the software dated December 16, 2020, and filed similar date by their lawyer, sought “an order of the courtroom granting go away to enchantment as events towards the ruling of this honourable courtroom in cost No: FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019 discharging and acquitting the defendants on this matter.”

They mentioned the movement was introduced on the grounds that “on the day set for arraignment, the candidates and different aggrieved individuals had been in courtroom to testify after the arraignment.”

Additionally they argued that when the prosecutor filed the cost, he all of the sudden utilized to withdraw the cost with a view to research the file just for the discovered trial choose to discharge and acquit the defendants with none correct arraignment and trial.

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