FG Seals League Management Office In Abuja

The federal government on Thursday ordered the sealing of the LMC office of League Management Company at No. 20 Osun Crescent, at IBB Boulevard Maitama, Abuja.

Stand online gathered that about 20 police officers stormed the LMC in the early morning (Thursday) around 5 a.m. to execute the government’s detectives.

The federal government had last week ordered the dissolution of the LMC on the grounds that it is illegal and not known by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) statute.

The order was in a statement signed by Ismaila Abubakar, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. The statement ordered the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF to urgently establish an interim management committee to oversee the league pending the formation of a new league board.

When Stand online went to the LMC office for an on-site assessment and inquired why the office was sealed, the Commanding Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sadat Suleiman told our correspondent to contact the FCT PR officer Police (PPRO), Josephine Adeh.

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When Stand online contacted FCT PPRO for clarification, she sent our correspondent to the Force Police Public Relations Officer (FPPRO), Superintendent of Police CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

“Is it the police who locked it up (the LMC office)? The PRO FCT command also tells you to contact the Force PPRO, please. Call the Force PPRO,” she said.

All attempts to get to the Force PPRO failed as he did not answer nor respond to Tribune Sports’ WhatsApp message.

The federal government will investigate the LMC’s activities over the past 10 years.


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