Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo says the Supreme Court never removed the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick and the NFF board from office as being reported.

Keyamo, in a statement, issued from his chamber by Festus Ukpe, said on Friday said the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered Judgment in Appeal No. SC/731/2016 between Yahaya Adama & Aminu Maigari & 3 Others.

“The summary of the Supreme Court Judgment in plain language is that the complaint of Giwa and his supporters should be taken back to the Federal High Court so that they can be properly heard and the case determined one way or the other.

“So, the Supreme Court overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal which struck out the case of Giwa and his supporters that they should not be heard at all. The Supreme Court did not remove Amaju Pinnick from office. The Supreme Court did not also sack the NFF Board from office.

“In fact, the Supreme Court specifically refused the prayers of Giwa and his supporters that the Supreme Court should determine the whole case and remove Amaju Pinnick from office under Section 22 of the Supreme Court Act,” he said.

Keyamo said the release had become necessary because of the fake news being peddled by Giwa and his supporters that the Amaju Pinnick led Board had been sacked from office and that he had been installed.