BY MONICA IHEAKAM
Former FIFA and CAF executive committee member, Dr. Amos Adamu is to face another FIFA ban from all football related activities.
The investigations against Adamu conducted by Cornel Borbély, chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, has been looking into the alleged breach of its code of ethics since 9 March 2015.
In its final report, the 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).
A statement by FIFA says that the adjudicatory chamber under its chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert has studied the report carefully and decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings against Dr Adamu.
According to the statement, Adamu, would 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).
The statement reads in parts; “For reasons linked to privacy rights and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the adjudicatory chamber will not publish further details at the present time”.
Adamu, 62, was a member of Fifa’s executive committee for four years until 2010, when he was banned from all football activity for three years.
He was found guilty of asking for money in exchange for World Cup votes – an accusation he denied.