The chairman, League Management Company (LMC), Mallam Shehu Dikko has condemned the latest attempt by policemen to arrest him, describing it as outrageous.
Two unidentified policemen in mufti had attempted to arrest Dikko at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport on Sunday night on his way back from Zambia with the Super Eagles.
The incident created scene at the airport as one of the policemen threatened to kill anyone who tried to stop him.
Reacting to this development, Dikko, said it was a sad development and very outrageous.
“It was a bad publicity for the national team who just recorded a major victory on its way to the 2018 World Cup.
“The scenario whereby the policemen fired gunshots really scared many of the players who expressed reservation at honouring national team assignments in future because their lives were not secure,” he said.
The LMC boss further stated that: “I have eight police officers attached to my house and others to my office by the Abuja CP on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, so if it’s true that my attention was needed by Abuja CP, why can’t he send for me through one of the police officers attached to me; so, that means those officers have different plans”.
Dikko, who also doubles as the second vice-president, NFF, however, disclosed that the matter had been reported to the office of the IGP “as our safety is surely being compromised.
“We are following the law as law-abiding citizens to close all issues.
“We didn’t break any law anywhere and the matters are subject to jurisdiction of the court of appeal. It’s within our right and law to take any matter to court of appeal and we would not take any steps that will compromise the appeal court process”.