- The Independent Corruption and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has promised to investigate the missing IAAF $135,000
- The commission said it received a petition from the AFN president on the missing money
- According to ICPC, a thorough investigation will be carried out on the missing money and offenders would be brought to justice
The federal government has said it will thoroughly investigate the missing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) $135,000 (N48 million at N360 per dollar) funds.
The spokesperson for the Independent Corruption and Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Rasheedat Okoduwa, said the commission would commence on an investigation into the missing fund following a petition it received from the AFN president, Shehu Gasau.
“We will do our work thoroughly. The AFN president actually wrote to invite ICPC to investigate,” Okoduwa said.
According to Sahara Reporters, Gasau said he was ready to be investigated by relevant agencies over the missing fund.
The AFN president had in a letter outlined the payment of the grant’s payment.
He also said that the fund was paid before he took over as the board chairman.
The letter read in part: “I am inviting the (ICPC) chairman to investigate the AFN. This is due to some allegation involving the IAAF missing $135,000.
“This has caused a great deal of disrepute to Nigeria as a nation. May you please investigate to establish the veracity of the matter. It is expedient that this investigation is carried out immediately," Gasau said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously that the former minister for youths and sports development Solomon Dalung on Tuesday, May 29, returned N27 million out of the N54m missing to the International Association of Athletics Federations.
It is understood that Dalung in a phone chat with IAAF President Sebastian Coe promised to return part of the money before he left office which he did.
It was confirmed by top officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) in separate interviews.
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