Former AFN Secretary-General, Amaechi Akawu Arrested By ICPC Over Alleged $130,000 Fraud

Date: 29-10-2019 8:59 am (1 year ago) | Author: success Xenab
- at 29-10-2019 08:59 AM (1 year ago)

The immediate past secretary of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Amaechi Akawu, has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over allegations of misappropriation of $130, 000 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).⁣

The ICPC, in a statement, disclosed that Akawu was detained on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 following his arrest and was subsequently released on administrative bail the next day to enable him to submit some vital documents that were requested by investigators handling the case.⁣

“Details available to the Commission have revealed several transactions on the account, which were originated by the Secretary-General moments after the payment of the money,” read the statement. “ICPC found out that Akawu, acting without AFN Board, got several approvals for the release of the money through a series of letters to the then Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung.⁣

“On different occasions, he requested for and got approval for the release of ₦30.4 million, ₦4.9 million and $20, 000 all in the month of July 2017 as expenses for the competition. He also requested for ₦9.5 million in the same period, but ₦5 million was approved by the then Permanent Secretary.”⁣

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