Misconduct: FIFA panel seeks two-year ban for Adamu

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos
FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee has recommended a two-year ban for ex-WAFU president and former member of CAF and FIFA Executive Committees, Amos Adamu.
If the decision if formally ractified, Adamu was once upon a time the director-general of the National Sports Commission will banned from all football -related activities.
Adamu who is 62-year-old was a member of FIFA’s executive committee for four years until 2010 was also fined of $19,400 for various violations of Code of Ethics of the football governing body.
According to FIFA’s investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Adamu violated articles 13, 15 and 19 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE) and that he will be invited to defend himself with regard to the final report of the investigatory chamber.
“The investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, were opened on 9 March 2015 and the final report was passed to the adjudicatory chamber on 2 December 2016.
“In the final report, the investigatory chamber recommends a sanction of a two-year ban from all football-related activities (administrative, sports and any other) and a fine of CHF 20,000 for violations of arts 13, 15 and 19 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE),” the statement from the committee reveals.
“The adjudicatory chamber under its chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert has studied the report carefully and decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Adamu.
“In the course of the proceedings, the party will be invited to submit his position including any evidence with regard to the final report of the investigatory chamber (art. 70 par. 2 of the FCE), and may request a hearing (art. 74 par. 2 of the FCE).

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