*What did you do to the money?
*More troubles lying in wait
Chairman of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria, Barrister Isaac Danladi, has been given seven days to disclose how he disbursed the N224m that the National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) secured from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The controversy surrounding the said money had been so oily and messy forcing the latter to issue a rejoinder to a publication by ThePunch that the said money was no loot.
The N224m in question was forcibly taken from the TV Rights owners, Total Promotion Nigeria Limited. How and what informed the EFCC to have released the funds which has been allegedly shared remains a mystery.
In the one-page letter addressed to the chairman of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria titled, “N224m TV right money and signed by Harrison Jalla, he is demanding for explanation of how the money was shared.
The letter reads, “National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) is constrained to request that you urgently publish the full list of beneficiaries of the N224m Television Right money disbursed under your leadership as the Club Owners Association Chairman.
You will recall that the media has been awash with flurry of publications on this matter, some of these publications are close to the truth, some are half truth and some are totally falsehood, malicious and libelous.
The reputation of the NANF as petitioner is at stake, I myself (Harrison Jalla) progenitor of the idea to recover slush, stolen, outstanding and looted football funds. My reputation is also at stake with several petitions still pending with the anti-graft agencies.
This situation also applies to all other football administrators connected to the N224m TV money including your good self and the Club Owners Association of Nigeria.
The N224m being public fund it would only be appropriate and in consonance with the current government of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration mantra of zero tolerance to corruption that you make a publication of the full list of the beneficiaries of the TV Right money to put this controversy to permanent rest.
But should you fail or refuse to do the needful within seven days of your receipt of this letter, we shall have no option but compel you within the ambit of the law to do so.
Jalla did not state the means with which he sent the letter to Mr Danladi but it is assumed that the letter dated 23rd February 2017 may have been sent to the addressee. Jalla did not also state which of the law enforcement agencies he will be dragging Danladi to in the event he is not satisfied with the response he gets.