Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Athletics Federation, Sunday Adeleye, filed a petition with the Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses regarding alleged misconduct and mismanagement of funds of the federation during the recent Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, PUNCH.
A copy of the petition, which was made available to The punch Wednesday, however, did not disclose the amount of mismanaged money.
The petition titled “Letter of Petition Against Adisa Beyioku for Serious Misconduct and Mismanagement of Nigeria Athletics Federation Funds reads:” We are compelled to bring to your attention the serious misconduct and mismanagement of funds public perpetrated by a certain Adisa Beyioku.
“The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has affirmed that he was the Secretary General of the Nigeria Athletics Federation prior to the athletics team’s preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“Adisa Beyioku has been the custodian and accountant of all requested funds, using AFN’s name to apply through the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and Sports. We believe he has received funding as well.
The revelation of the acting director of the Federations and Elite Athletes Department categorically stated that financial support had been provided to equip the athletics team for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
“It was disheartening and a national embarrassment to see Nigerian athletes having only one pair of jerseys at the Tokyo Olympics, which forced them to wash their clothes every day before the next competition.
“This is after the acting director of the ministry affirmed that all the funds necessary to equip the athletes have been provided to support the track and field athletes as requested by Adisa Beyioku.”
The Nigerian team’s athletics contingent at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics competed in AFA kits provided by the Nigerian Olympic Committee and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
Efforts to reach Beyioku on this issue were unsuccessful as he did not answer her calls or reply to her messages.
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