Relief has come to the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the order of arrest on them has been lifted.

According to a release circulated by the media department of the NFF, their lawyers from the chambers of Mamman Nasir & Company has obtained a relief from the Chief Magistrate District Court II, sitting at Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.

The statement has it that the court has “through its order put in abeyance the warrant of arrest it had issued previously to the Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) headed by Chief Okoi Obono-Obla against some elected officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)”

The affected officials are Amaju Pinnick (NFF President), Seyi Akinwunmi, Shehu Dikko, Ahmed Yusuf and Dr. Sanusi Mohammed, its General Secretary.

According to the statement, the NFF officials maintain that the warrant “was obtained by SPIP erroneously as it is ultra vires the enabling law establishing SPIP.”

By the statement, the NFF also appreciated its sponsors, partners and other stakeholders for their steadfast loyalty and support.

The letter from the NFF lawyers