The League Management Company (LMC) on Thursday insisted that its officers were never declared wanted by the Police and can therefore not be on the run because there are laid out and well known procedures the Police adopt in declaring a person wanted.

LMC made the declaration in the aftermath of a staged raid by some Policemen at its office in Abuja purportedly seeking to arrest and imprison its Chairman, Shehu Dikko and Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar on the orders of Mr. Justice I.I Kunda of the Jos Division of the Plateau State High Court.

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It has come to the notice of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that on Wednesday, 21st September 2016, 4 (four) persons who introduced themselves as detectives from the FCT Police Command went to the office of the League Management Company (LMC) ostensibly to arrest its Chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko (also NFF 2nd Vice President) and its COO, Alhaji Salihu Abubakar, allegedly pursuant to a Jos High Court order in flagrant abuse of the time honoured decorum of our judicial system where the Orders of the lower courts stand suspended when an appeal has been entered in a higher court and an application for Stay of Execution duly filed.

Read more: NFF Statement on illegal invasion of LMC office  

The League Management Company has come to the rescue of the Nigeria Women Football League with the sum of N10 million, for the NWFL to successfully prosecute the second round of the season.

A number of Clubs had ran foul of the provisions of the NWFL regulations, failing to honour three matches, and were subsequently thrown out of the League. However, with the latest lifeline, the NWFL will now be able to pay indemnities of match officials, taking the responsibility off host teams.

Read more: LMC boosts Women League with N10m  

The League Management Company (LMC) on Friday appealed and also filed for a stay of execution the ruling of a High Court of Jos, Plateau State which committed the company Chairman, Shehu Dikko and the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Salihu Abubakar to prison for alleged contempt.

Read more: LMC appeal Jos court ruling; says it will not be intimidated  

•Lists 12 referees for exclusion from NPFL matches

Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors have been sanctioned by the League Management Company (LMC) for disruptive behaviour of their fans in recent matches just as Enyimba’s Masseur, Mr. Ifeanyi Kalu was handed a one year ban from all activities of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and his club fined N250,000.

In a related development, the LMC has written to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) requesting the exclusion of 12 Referees from further officiating of NPFL matches pending investigations into their respective performances in recent matches.

A total fine of N2.7m has been imposed on Sunshine Stars for various breaches of the rule including failure to provide adequate security, assault on match officials, throwing of object into the field of play, delaying the start of the second half and throwing of object at an official of Heartland FC.

The breaches were committed in the course of their Match Day 33 fixture against Heartland at the Akure Township Stadium. In addition to the fine, Sunshine Stars will now serve the one match behind closed door which was earlier imposed as a suspended punishment for similar breaches on Match Day 17 fixture against Warri Wolves. The assaulted Assistant Referee and the injured Heartland official will be paid compensations of N250, 000 each from the fine.

Read more: LMC sanctions Abia Warriors, Sunshine Stars and Enyimba masseur  

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