CAF president Ahmad Ahmad arrested in Paris over huge bribery allegations

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad arrested in Paris over huge bribery allegations

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad, has been reportedly arrested at a hotel in Paris on Thursday, June 7, over huge bribery allegation.

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In report sighted by Briefly on African weekly newspaper, Jeune Afrique, through, the CAF president was arrested in France where he was meant to attend a FIFA congress.

While details around the reported arrest remain sketchy, it is claimed that the 59-year-old's arrest 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, a renowned Ghanaian sports journalist, Gary Al-Smith, took to Twitter to make the announcement.

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Ahmad reportedly 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 to the CAF president in order to get the deal sanctioned.

It is believed that the case involving CAF 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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