Ex-AFN Secretary-General Akawu apprehended over alleged $130,000 fraud



The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has said that it arrested a former Secretary-General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Mr Amaechi Akawu.

Spokesperson for the commission, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Akawu was arrested over allegations of misappropriation of $130, 000 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federation.

The statement said, “Akawu was detained on October 22, 2019 following his arrest and was subsequently released on administrative bail the next day, to enable him submit some vital documents that were requested by investigators handling the case.

“ICPC had received a petition alleging that he had failed to account for $130,000 mistakenly paid into the account of AFN in 2017 by IAAF.”

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