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Police Begin Manhunt For Dikko, Abubakar … As LMC Staffers Desert Office

Posted: Sep 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Tony Ezimakor

Abuja – The Nigerian Police have begun manhunt for Shehu Dikko and Salihu Abubakar, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC) respectively, after the Jos High Court served them the warrant of arrest.

A court bailiff from the Jos High court on Tuesday morning served the Police High Command in Abuja the warrant of arrest for the LMC top shots after justice I I Kunda had signed the warrant for the duo to be arrested anywhere they are found and committed to prison.

The first point of call for the police was the corporate headquarters of the LMC in Maitama, Abuja where they showed the warrant to staff of the LMC before proceeding to search the offices of the two wanted persons.

None of them was in the premises, apparently having been tipped off by informants because the four police officers from Jos had to get clearance at the Abuja command to proceed with their assignment.
The Police officers were accompanied by another officer from the Abuja command.
The officers, armed with the warrant of arrest of Dikko and Abubakar, we learnt, proceeded to the residents of the wanted persons, but could not confirm if they were arrested.

It was discovered that staffers of the LMC for fears of being arrested have decided to stay away from work until their principals submit themselves to the police.
Some of them when contacted said they were not part of the people that disobeyed court order and as such should not pay for the sins of their bosses.
It could be recalled that a Jos High Court last Friday sentenced Dikko and Salihu to two weeks imprison for disobeying a court order which ordered the Nigeria Professional Football League to either reinstate the Nigeria Premier League side, Giwa Football Club and reschedule all their matches or stop the league and pursue their appeal at the Appeal Court.

The LMC top officials went ahead and continued with the league without reinstating Giwa FC, this scenario led to the court issuing Form 48 and 49 to them before sentencing them to prison.