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The Federal Government has distanced itself away from a press release circulating that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest and prosecution of Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity),Garba Shehu in a Statement, said the President’s disposition on allegations of such nature should be addressed only by investigation and law enforcement agencies, within the framework of the law has not changed.
It is not in the nature of President Buhari to say go and arrest that man or woman as formed the practice in the past,” the statement added.
“Rather, he allows all allegations of this nature to be addressed using the mechanism of the rule of law even as law enforcement and investigation agencies should not in any way be hampered in performing their duties.
“At the same time, nobody should drop names to seek to influence the course of those investigations.”