More drama, accusations and counter accusations will continue to come out of Jos and Abuja as Chris Giwa and his group continue to lay claims to the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation.
On Tuesday, the NFF website ran an interview it said was with the Registrar of the Federal High Court, Jos, Mr. Nasiru Gusau, over the document Giwa brandished at the Abuja secretariat of the NFF last week seeking to take over football administration in Nigeria. The report stated that the writ of execution brought to Abuja by the Giwa group was fake.
“We did not issue any writ of execution on this matter. What you are saying is strange to me,” Gusau was quoted as telling thenff.com on Monday.
“The Giwa people made an application for writ of execution, which the court declined. The court cannot execute a declaratory judgment or an interlocutory order.
“Moreover, if the case is on appeal, how can the High Court issue a writ of execution?”
on Tuesday and the court official affirmed that no writ of execution was issued to anybody on that case.
“We didn’t issue any writ of execution to them (Giwa’s group); I was correctly reported. I don’t know where the one they have emanated from but certainly not from this court.
“I didn’t use the word fake because the document shown me is carrying a signature but I don’t know which judge signed that; it is not from this court; I don’t know where they got that from.”
But Giwa, who also spoke with our correspondent on Tuesday, insisted he is holding a valid document from the court.
He said, “He (Registrar) cannot say that. If they (NFF) are sure that I am holding a fake court document why have they not arrested me? We all know it is an offence to hold a fake document of such dimension and so why have they not come after me. They know the truth.”
Thenff.com reported that “a completely invalid ‘writ of execution’ was submitted at the NFF secretariat on Friday, by an Executive Officer (Accounts) with the Federal High Court, Jos, Langmbweng Enoch Wupeh.”