Department of State Service Arrests Maigari, Amadu, Green

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Outgoing President of Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari has been arrested by men of the Department of State Service (DSS).

The embattled Maigari who was reportedly arrested in the early hours of Tuesday alongside the General Secretary, Musa Amadu and Christopher Green for reason unknown at moment of publish.

The development has temporarily put the General Assembly billed to kick-off by 2.00 pm in Abuja on hold.

The State Football Associations Chairmen are now fuming over the arrest, insisting that the Congress would not hold unless Maigari is allowed to preside over it.

On Monday night, the Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, formally acknowledged the receipt of Maigari’s resignation letter dated August 12, 2014, with effect from August 26, 2014.

A statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister, Patrick Omorodion, noted that the tenure of Maigari-led Board ended on midnight of August 25, 2014.