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Keyamo Petitions IGP, Wants Giwa Arrested, Prosecuted Over NFF Crisis


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Festus Keyamo has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Solomon Arase to arrest and prosecute Chris Giwa for inciting disturbances in the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

Keyamo, solicitor to NFF faction led by Mr. Amaju Pinnick said “In the last few days, one Chris Giwa has threatened to take over the occupation of the Headquarters of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), citing a non-existent court order in that respect.

“Chris Giwa has indeed taken steps to carry out that threat by bringing thugs and physically attempting to force his way into the Headquarters of the NFF on Friday, April 8, 2016.

“Kindly note that,  here is no court order anywhere mandating the said Chris Giwa to take over any office or duties of the NFF. In a brazen and blatant disregard for the rule of law and pending court orders, the said Chris Giwa has gone on air to announce the purported dissolution of various Committees and the State Executive Committees set up by the NFF,” Keyamo said in the letter.

“The combined effect of the foregoing actions of Giwa is the creation of crises and instability in Nigerian football management which has led to the intervention FIFA.  In its intervention, FIFA declared Giwa’s assertion as a false alarm and directed him to desist from such actions, saying that despite FIFA’s intervention, the Giwa had continued in his actions,” he stated.

“Owing to the sensitive nature of football administration in Nigeria, physical and violent altercations are bound to occur if Chris Giwa is permitted to continue overheating the polity. We are, therefore, by this petition urging you to arrest and prosecute Chris Giwa for inciting disturbances,” the letter stated.


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