BETTING NIGERIA Nigeria – The Nigerian Football Federation has detected corruption 2 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 651 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) top officials have had their properties seized amid a new corruption probe. Amaju Pinick is among the executives whose assets have been swept in the investigation. The investigation is carried out by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC). Responding to public interest, the ICPC has published an official statement, which listed all seized properties as well as the alleged reasons for the move. Half of all assets on the list belong to Amaju Pinick, media outlets have reported. Pinick’s name has been cited in an investigation that tracked the disappearance of money allocated for the development of the sport in the country. While the ICPC outlined the parameters of the investigation and why it was carried in the first place, the corruption watchdog didn’t share any more details about the perpetrators and Pinick’s own involvement. However, a lot of top executives have been targeted by the ICPC, including Shehu Dikko, who is the NFF second vice-president. Another top name was that of Muhamed Sanusi who serves as general director of the organization. This investigation comes at a time when the country’s football scene has been developing. Some of the worlds best sports betting sites have shown interest in starting operations in the country because of the strong market. Meanwhile, the top 10 sports betting sites have already opened their betting shops in Nigeria which is increasingly becoming a magnet for various football and betting-related activities. Back to the ongoing investigation, the ICPC has not acted out on the whim. The watchdog is following up on two separate investigations carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and another one by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP). The country’s burgeoning sports betting industry is safe, however, as there has been no contact between Pinick and any top sports betting site in the country. The NFF responded as early as May 2019, arguing that government authorities have purposefully victimized top officials in the Nigerian Football Federation. BBC Sport, a respected international news reporting agency, spoke to the NFF in May. However, the NFF denied that any of the allegations held merit at the time. Nevertheless, the SPIP may file a separate case in which it would demand the missing funds to be restored and allocated back to the clubs and football organizations that have been wronged. Source: completesports.com Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: corruption, Nigeria, sports betting Continue Reading Previous Kenya – Another Betway customer wins bigNext Nigeria – Dismissed director of an online casino after a million error More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA 4 held in Gurugram for betting on T-20 World Cup match 8 hours ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Gambling alive and well amid Covid-19 ravages 8 hours ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA The Worst Problems When Using An Android Betting App In Nigeria 8 hours ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Super Group’s Betway adds 5th US market, enters Poland 3 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA SportPesa add new games with an Incentive deal 5 days ago Samuel NIGERIA ONLINE Africa may become the new gaming hub 6 days ago Iwo Bulski NIGERIA ONLINE Nigerian payment space, one of the most dynamic in the world 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING ETHIOPIA Cola Group invests $14.5M to expand its iGaming brand, gets Nigeria license 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA FKF end Odibets Sponsorship Deal 1 week ago Adeleye Awakan NIGERIA ONLINE How Many Nigerians Make Money Online? 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Cola Group announces $14.5m investment in igaming expansion 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Odibets Supports Amputee Football Federation 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.