The Federal Government through the Presidential investigative panel headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, also placed Pinnick on travel ban, Punch added.
Punch reported that President Buhari gave the order for Pinnick’s prosecution after the panel presented a preliminary investigation report to him.
According to the newspaper, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission also addressed a report on the NFF to Mr President detailing the outcome of their investigations which tallied with account by Obono-Obla’s panel had submitted to the President.
Ibrahim Magu ,EFCC Chairman, in his report informed Buhari that the commission had already investigated and prosecuted the Director, Finance and Administration, Christopher Andekin; Head, Finance and Administration, NFF, Jafaru Mamzah and a cashier with the Finance and Administration department of the NFF, Rajan Zaka over an alleged financial scam in the football governing house in connection with financial payments from Federation of International Football Associations and Confederation of African Football to NFF between 2014 and 2016, Punch said.
The President also directed Magu to embark on a wider investigation into the remittances to the NFF between 2017 and 2018, and ensure a comprehensive and discreet investigation with watertight and unassailable facts and pieces of evidence that would nail the suspects at the court, the paper added.