The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) President, Ahmad Ahmad from Malagasy has allegedly been arrested at Berri Hotel, Paris in France for corruption.
Details around the arrest is still sketchy but the publication in Paris that broke the news claims that his arrest stems from breaking a contract with Puma.
The Newspaper that broke the news ‘Jeune Afrique’ said he was arrested because of a “contract unilaterally broken by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.” The 59-year-old CAF president is said to have collected a bribe from one of the managers at Technical Steel before signing the contract.
The reports say that Ahmad Ahmad signed the deal that would have benefitted Technical Steel only after one of the company’s bosses paid a total of €739 000 (# 255,727,580 million) to the CAF president in order to get the deal sanctioned.
The case is to be heard by the services of the central office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (OCLIF). Meanwhile, since the President has been arrested, his Vice President is to take over interim for four months.
The 1st Vice President will assume his duties for a transitional period of 4 months, before convening an extraordinary elective assembly. Nigeria’s President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Pinnick Amaju who is the 1st VP is expected to take over.
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