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Club owners condemn attempt to abduct Dikko

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LMC Case: Court fixes Nov 9 as Dikko slams arrest attempt

Managers of clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League under the auspices of Club Owners have condemned the failed attempt to abduct the chairman of the League Management Company, Shehu Dikko, by some individuals claiming to be security operatives acting on the orders of the FCT Police Command.

The attempted abduction took place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja as Dikko and the delegation of the victorious Super Eagles returned to Nigeria after defeating Zambia 2-1 on Sunday in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier.

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In a statement signed by the Chairman, Isaac Danladi and Alloy Chukwuemeka, Executive Secretary of club owners, the action of the security operatives negates the rule of law and due court process.

“We are aware that at the last sitting of the Court of Appeal in Jos Plateau state on September 26, the matter of contempt of court and committal and other related cases came up for hearing and there was a clear pronouncement that no attempt should be made to tamper with the subject matter of the appeal filed by the LMC against the orders of Hon. Justice II Kunda of the Jos high court,” the statement read.

“At that same hearing, Habila Ardzard, representing the other party to the case (Giwa FC) gave an undertaking that his clients will not attempt to tamper with the subject matter of the Appeal, by acting to enforce any such order, pending the hearing of the case by the Court of Appeal.”

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