Thursday Apr 19, 2018. 14:30
FIFA council member Cinstant Omari has been arrested for corruption.
Omari doubles up as CAF’s second vice president and has been held on suspicion of corruption and was arrested on Tuesday in a public prosecutor’s office in Congo.
The FIFA official is allegedly involved in embezzling money and reports suggest he was locked up on Tuesday on the orders of Luzolo Bambi, Congo President Joseph Kabila’s special adviser on corruption.
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Omari is also the president of the Congolese football federation and was arrested along with two other federation officials and a government sports ministry official.
They were still being held on Wednesday and were questioned at the public prosecutor’s office in Kinshasa.
Moreover, a statement from Bambi’s office said the four were being questioned on suspicion of embezzlement of money given to the federation by the government.
According to Soka25East, Bambi’s office also said a fifth person is wanted for questioning, the president of the Congo Olympic committee, who is on the run.
Omari’s arrests, which include federation vice president Theobald Binamungu, federation chief financial officer Roger Bondembe and sports ministry secretary general Barthelemy Okito, come weeks after a public disagreement between the federation and the government over $1 million the federation asked for to help fund its teams and set up matches.