The Nigeria Football Federation has been served with “Form 48” notifying it that the court will commence contempt proceedings if it conducts the September 30 board election in Warri, Delta State.
The notice of contempt was pasted at the entrance of the football secretariat.
Aminu Maigari, the Chairman of the NFF; Musa Amadu, Secretary General; Tammy Danagogo, Minister of Sports; and the 36 State FA Chairmen, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were mentioned in the form.
The notice, with an inscription: “Notice of consequences of disobedience to order of court,” warned the defendants that they risked imprisonment if the disobeyed the court order.
“Take notice that unless you obey the directions contained in this order, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison,” the notice read.
A Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State had on Monday granted the request of plaintiffs in the ongoing NFF leadership crisis to serve the notice.
Yahaha Adama and Obinna Ogba, board members of the Chris Giwa-led board of the NFF, had obtained an injunction on September 19 stopping the September 30 board election.
The plaintiffs had argued that the Maigari-led board had fixed a fresh NFF election after an election that brought in the Giwa-led board.