Adamu argues Nigerian authorities can’t pursue him

Suspended FIFA official Amos Adamu has asked Nigeria’s high

court to keep authorities in the country from investigating him

over the World Cup vote-selling scandal.

Court papers show that Adamu’s lawyer, Niyi Ayoola-Daniels,

requested the order in Abuja on Monday.

The order says Nigeria’s anti-graft bodies, police and courts

”lack the authority” to question Adamu, who was banned for three

years by the ethics panel for world soccer’s governing body on Nov.

18 after being linked to bribe-taking in a British newspaper’s

undercover sting.

Adamu was absent but said in an affidavit he is concerned by

comments from Nigerian authorities.

No decision was made and the case was adjourned until Jan.

17.