The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has grilled the Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi. The Eagle Online can report.
Akinwunmi was released by the country’s anti-corruption investigators after being questioned in an ongoing financial probe.
The investigation by the EFCC covers wide-ranging fraud allegations over how money meant for football sponsorship and development cannot be properly accounted for, according to the agency.
Akinwunmi, head of Lagos State Football Association, confirmed he was questioned in the commercial city and was released from custody without any charge.
“I was indeed questioned as were/are numerous others as part of their wide ranging investigations,” Akinwunmi, who has always denied any wrongdoing, told BBC Sport on Saturday.
Investigations into alleged corruption have been conducted for the past three years and other top NFF officials have also been interviewed.
They have always denied any wrongdoing.
The NFF has been under scrutiny both on and off the pitch in recent months.
The Nigerian Government dropped its corruption case against five officials of the football authority, including President Pinnick, back in November.
But the EFCC and the country’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission are continuing investigations into the NFF.
The latter seized properties belonging to top officials in September 2019 as part its probe, but is yet to bring a formal case against the federation or any of its member.
The NFF has previously blamed investigations by the anti-corruption authorities for the country’s recent failures on the international scene.