CAF President Ahmad Ahmad has regained his freedom without charges on Friday, June 7, after being arrested by police on Thursday morning, June 6, in France.
According to reports, Africa’s football chief was arrested after he was accused of bribery, corruption and misappropriation of funds totaling $830,000 after he allegedly imported equipment through a French intermediary company known as Tactical Steel.
The report disclosed that the CAF president was expected to face the French’s anti-corruption agency's Central Office for Combating Corruption and Financial and Tax Crimes (Ocliff).
However, the continent’s number one football chieft has now regained his freedom, according to a release in CAF's official website.
“The President of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), questioned in Paris on June 6th by the Central Office for the Fight against Corruption and Financial and Fiscal Offences (Ocliff), was released from police custody without charges."
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Meanwhile, Marseille Prosecutor, Mr Xavier Tarabeux, noted that the CAF president Ahmad "was questioned as part of a probe into corruption, breach of trust and forgery."
Interestingly, Ahmad alongside other CAF’s executive members were in France to attend Wednesday’s FIFA congress, which saw Gianni Infantino’s reelected for another four-year-term as president of the world’s football governing body.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ahmad Ahmed, CAF president has reportedly been arrested in the early hours of Thursday, June 6 over financial and tax allegations.
The 59-year-old was said to have been taken into custody by the authorities at his Berri Hotel room in Paris where he is currently attending FIFA congress.
It will be recalled that FIFA president Gianni Infantino was re-elected into office for the next four years.
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