CAF president Ahmad Ahmad arrested in Paris over huge bribery allegations

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad arrested in Paris over huge bribery allegations

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad is currently in trouble following charges of bribery

Ahmad Ahmad has been arrested at a hotel in Paris on Thursday, June 6, 2019, according to reports.sighted by YEN.com.gh.

YEN.com.gh understands that per a report by African weekly newspaper, Jeune Afrique, the CAF president was staying in France, so as to participate in a FIFA Congress.

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While details of the arrest remain sketchy, it is claimed that the 59-year-old's capture is in connection with a "contract unilaterally broken by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer, Puma, to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer."

Following news of Ahmad's arrest, renowned Ghanaian sports journalist Gary Al-Smith took to Twitter:

Per the report Ahmad signed off on a deal, which benefited the company Technical Steel, with one of the company's bosses said to have paid a total of €739 000 (R12,3 million) to the CAF president in order to get the deal sanctioned.

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It is believed that the case involving CAF's president will be heard by the services of the central office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (OCLIF).

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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