Police Arrests Nff Factional President, Chris Giwa
SAN FRANCISCO, May 06, (THEWILL) – Chris Giwa, the factional President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been arrested by the Police minutes after he paid a familiarisation visit to the NFF Secretariat in Abuja on Friday.
Giwa, who arrived at the football secretariat at about 4 p.m., in company of some of his board members, exchanged pleasantries with some secretariat staff while inspecting the offices.
Giwa told newsmen after the inspection that he was at the football secretariat to enforce the court order which installed him as the President of NFF.
“My coming here is to confirm the ruling of the court that we got on April 8, 2016,” he said.
“It has been in the news, getting to one month today, that we got a ruling from the High Court in Jos restoring all the orders granted to us sometimes in 2014 after we relisted the case.
“The ruling gave me the permit and the right to be here today. I didn’t come in here with police; as you are aware, policemen have been here to do their duty of guarding the premises.
“By the grace of God, by Monday I am going to address the press here.”
However, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of Wuse Zone 3 police station, Sunday Irek arrived with detachment from his unit and joined Giwa in his Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) which took off to the police station.
Irek, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), had earlier deployed men to guard the NFF shortly after the court ruling on April 8 acting on orders from above.
Story by David Oputah