Football administrator and former FIFA executive committee member, Amos Adamu is to face another ban from football-related activities by the world football governing body, FIFA.
The investigatory chamber at FIFA ethics committee has been looking into alleged breaches of its code of ethics since March 2015, and has now recommended a two-year ban and a fine for Adamu.
According to the statement, which also noted that Adamu can request a hearing, FIFA has opened a “former adjudicatory proceedings against Amos Adamu” owing to alleged violation of the football body’s code of ethics”.
The investigatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee has now proposed “a sanction of a two-year ban from all football-related activities and a fine of CHF20,000 for violations of articles 13, 15 and 19 of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE).”
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Although the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee said they have carefully looked into the report against Adamu before opening proceedings, the judging chamber did not give further details on the matter against him due to “reasons linked to privacy rights and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.”
As it can be recalled, Adamu was banned before for three years – November 2010 to October 2013 – and fined 10,000 Swiss Franc after he was found guilty of bribery by FIFA, and now faces a fresh sentence.
Ultimately, if proven guilty and hence placed on the ban, Amos Adamu will be dropped in all football-related activities – administrative, sports and all others – beginning with being removed from the Organising Committee of the 2017 African Cup of Nations which will hold from January in Gabon.
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