Anti-corruption body investigates Nigeria football

Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency says it is investigating

current and former leaders of the nation’s football federation.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission spokesman Femi Babafemi

has told The Associated Press that the investigation centers on

former president Sani Lulu and former vice president Amanze


Babafemi said Wednesday that investigators are also looking at

former technical committee member Taiwo Ogunjobi and current

general secretary Bolaji Ojo-Oba.

Babafemi made his comments after President Goodluck Jonathan

backed down on his threat to suspend the federation after Nigeria’s

poor performance at the World Cup.

FIFA had been set to sanction the country if Jonathan followed

through on his threat.