- ICPC begins investigation of Nigeria Basketball Federation
- Requests for documents dating back to 2017
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has initiated the process to begin the investigation of the activities of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) under the leadership of Musa Kida.
Ekohotblog gathered that the commission saddled with the responsibility of investigating corrupt practices, requested for relevant documents through the ministry of sport to enable it carry out necessary investigation.
This is contained in a letter from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) titled: “Re: Notice of Investigation/Request For Documents, dated October 7, 2021, and signed by Ekanem Benedict on behalf of the Permanent Secretary.
The letter reads in part, “I am directed to inform you that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is requesting for documents to enable it carry out investigation on your Federation from January 2017 till date.
“I am further directed to request you to provide all the records of sponsorship agreement/documents you entered into by your Federation from January 2017 till date. You are also directed to forward the above-mentioned documents to the FEAD Department of the Ministry before the close of work on Friday for onward transmission to ICPC.”
You will recall that Ekohotblog earlier reported that Nigeria’s women basket team had accused the NBBF boss of siphoning donations meant for the team and not paying them their due benefits. This could perhaps be an outcome of the D’tigress accusation.
Read report here: D’Tigress Accuse Sports Minister Of Diverting Bonus And Allowances
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