Shehu-Gusau snubs AFN investigative committee

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The investigative committee set up by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says it is still waiting for the federation’s suspended president, Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, to appear before it.

Afolabi Oluwole, Chairman of the committee, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that Shehu-Gusau, had been shunning the committee.

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“He did not turn up as expected on Wednesday at the AFN Secretariat Boardroom at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja,’’ he said.

Oluwole said the suspended AFN president was given a letter to appear before the panel set up by the federation and he was expected by 10 a.m.

“For over three hours, he didn’t show up. But we are still waiting for him,’’ he added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Shehu-Gusau has been accused of financial impropriety, misapplication of funds and breaches of the AFN Constitution.

“Shehu-Gusau is also expected to account for over N92 million he was said to have collected from the Federal Government for some of the championships held between 2017 and 2019 and which was expected to have been attended by the AFN.

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“Also, we are interested in how the sum of N35 million was expended at the last world championships in Doha, Qatar.

“We have also been told that athletes and coaches are still being owed, while the federation failed to pay the 86 youth and junior athletes who participated at the African Youth and Junior Championships in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire earlier this year.

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