Operatives of the State Security Service on Tuesday in
Abuja, arrested the President of the Nigeria Football
Federation, Aminu Maigari, and halted the
federation’s scheduled meeting.
Also arrested was the NFF Secretary-General, Musa
Amadu, and a board member, Chris Green.
The NFF president was initially arrested in July as he
returned from the World Cup in Brazil, following a
Maigari’s removal as the NFF president led to the
suspension of Nigeria by the Federation of
International Football Associations.
The suspension was lifted after Maigari was
reinstated but he was later impeached by other
board members on allegations of corruption.
He returned to office after it was ruled that the rules
were not followed in the purported impeachment.
The spokesperson for the SSS, Marilyn Ogar, could
not be reached for comments as she did not respond
to calls to her phone.