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The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, and eleven of his board members have been dragged before the Police to be investigated over a case of signature forgery by the National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF).
In a petition dated 15th October, 2011 to the Inspector General Police
With the dragging issues in court, eleven of the twelve members of the NFF board had sued the Inspector General of Police in suit number FHC/L/CS/962/2010. The NFF pleaded some documents in court which included one dated 14th September, 2010 allegedly written by FIFA. That letter, according to NANF, was forged by the officials of the NFF which they (NANF) wants the Police to investigate and prosecute the offenders.
The two-page letter signed by Harrison Jalla as NANF President provided some other documents signed by the FIFA President, Joseph Sepp Blatter, which did not tally with the one pleaded by the NFF in court.
NANF asserted that “Aminu MAigari and his cohorts also forged other letters enclosed purportedly from FIFA to intimidate the Nigerian government, the courts and the Nigerian people. The NANF is viewing this act as grievous and criminal in nature that must be investigated and if those involved are culpable should be prosecuted. The NANF is ready to provide further information on request.”