EFCC Arrests Two Referees For The Allegation Of Match Fixing
For alleged claims of match manipulation and match fixing, the EFCC has arrested two referees in a second tier league.
Two referees have allegedly been nabbed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged match manipulation scandal after a second tier league match in Abuja, AOIFootball.com reportedly mentioned.
The match day 12 Nigeria National League recreation between FC Abuja and Kogi United FC ended 1-1, however after the match, two referees had been picked up by the EFCC for alleged match manipulation.
The arrested referees are mentioned to be from the Kogi State Football Association.
At half time in the course of the recreation, the arrested referees entered the dressing room to speak with the match-day officers concerning the recreation which led to 1-1. The two males had been later arrested.
The match day officers had been Centre Referee: Katsina Daniel from Benue State, Assistant Referee 1: Tyozer Thomas and Assistant Referee 2: Orgy Blessing. All from Benue State.
It was additionally believed that there have been information on the telephones of the arrested referees which confirmed that they had been involved with the match day officers.
They had been nevertheless later launched, however their telephones had been confiscated and so they had been requested to report at EFCC on Tuesday 30 for additional interrogation.
It could be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation Integrity Unit led by Dr Christian Emeruwa, has been on an aggressive marketing campaign to combat the menace of match-fixing by signing an MoU with safety operatives in Nigeria to take care of perpetrators.