The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two referees, namely Katsina Daniel, and Tyozer Thomas, for alleged manipulation of match day 12 of the Nigeria National League game between FC Abuja and Kogi United FC, which ended 1-1.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two referees, namely Katsina Daniel, and Tyozer Thomas, for alleged manipulation of match day 12 of the Nigeria National League game between FC Abuja and Kogi United FC, which ended 1-1.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two referees, namely Katsina Daniel, and Tyozer Thomas, for alleged manipulation of match day 12 of the Nigeria National League game between FC Abuja and Kogi United FC, which ended 1-1.

According to report, at half time during the game, the arrested referees entered the dressing room to talk with the match-day officials about the game, during which they plotted to influence the outcome of the match.

It was also believed that there were records on the phones of the arrested referees which showed they had been in contact with the match day officials.
They were however later released, but their phones were confiscated and they were asked to report at EFCC on Tuesday 30 for further interrogation.

It would be recalled that the Nigeria Football Federation Integrity Unit led by Dr Christian Emeruwa, has been on an aggressive campaign to fight the menace of match-fixing by signing an MoU with security operatives in Nigeria to deal with perpetrators.

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