22nd October, 2010
The Nigeria Premier League, NPL has cleared the air over Wednesdayâ€™s appearance ofÂ its chairman, Davidson Owumi, at the office of the Economic and Financial CrimesÂ Commission, EFCC.
Owumi, according to NPL was never handcuffed as he was preparing to meet other boardÂ members of the league body that day when two men from the commission arrived theÂ venue.
â€œThe men from the commission requested that the presence of the NPL chairman wasÂ needed at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja, which he obliged politely. Owumi was laterÂ released after he was interrogated by the commission based on allegations filedÂ against him by Barrister Ray Nnaji. He spent 45 minutes at the headquarters of theÂ commission,â€ the NPL said.
The body further pointed to the comment of the EFCC spokesman, Femi Babafemi, whoÂ described the development as a routine process of interrogation.
â€œHe was picked in Abuja for questioning. It was just a routine question-and-answerÂ session. Thatâ€™s why we released him after interrogating him,â€ said the EFCCÂ spokesman.
Owumi later presided over the meeting of the board at the headquarters of theÂ Nigeria Premier League.