CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad Arrested In France Over Allegations Of Fraud

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The President of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad was arrested early hours of today June 6, 2019 in France at a hotel where he was lodged to attend a FIFA Congress.

According to a French language Pan-African magazine Jeune Afrique, President Ahmad Ahmad was picked up at the Berri Hotel in Paris at 8:30 am, to be heard by the Services of the Central Office for combating corruption and Financial and Tax Crimes (OCLCIFF).

According to reports, the arrest is linked to the contract unilaterally brokered by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer PUMA to engage with the company Tactical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.

It is reported that the President misused funds estimated at the value of $830,000 after ordering equipment from Tactical Steel.

It is also alleged that the CAF Boss instructed the CAF Secretary General to pay $20,000 in bribes into the accounts of the Football Association Presidents of Tanzania and Cape Verde.

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