Adamu investigated by FIFA

Published On 21/10/2015 | By Liam Chambers | Africa, International, Latest News, Nigeria, Top Stories

FIFA executive committee member Amos Adamu is under investigation by the ethics committee, after allegedly breaching ethical code, it was revealed on Wednesday.

The 62-year-old, who was previously banned from football for three years after asking for bribes for World Cup votes, is one of a number of FIFA officials under investigation.

Football’s world governing body has gone into meltdown with suspicions of corruption being evident for some time, while suspended president Sepp Blatter, UEFA chief Michel Platini and general secretary Jerome Valcke are also some of those under investigation.

Adamu’s suspension from involvement in football expired in October 2013, having been a highly-ranked government official for sport in Nigeria for 20 years.

He was once tipped to succeed Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou as president, with Hayatou the current stand-in FIFA leader.

Adamu had previously said in a statement, following his previous ban: “I am profoundly disappointed with the Ethics Committee’s findings and had honestly believed I would be exonerated of any charges by now,”




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