The Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Haruna Garba, has ordered immediate investigation into the recent act of hooliganism involving officials and players of the Police FCT football club during their Nation-Wide League One (NLO) match against Royal Stars FC Gwagwalada on Monday, May 15, at the Bwari Township Stadium.
It has been reported that after they were beaten 1-0 by their opponents, some irate fans believed to be Policemen and other supporters went berserk as they physically assaulted the match officials and vandalised some sections of the recently refurbished stadium.
In a summary jurisdiction, the league organisers fined Police FCT FC the sum of N200,000 which must be paid before their next match and slammed indefinite suspension on the Team Manager, two coaches and five players of the amateur club.
Furthermore, the club has been ordered to repair the damaged facilities at the stadium.
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The Chief Operating Officer, Nation-Wide League One (NLO), Olushola Ogunowo, in a statement said “This decision shall be communicated to The Nigeria Police Headquarters and Nigeria Football Federation for further sanctions.”
When contacted, the spokesman of the police in FCT command, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the unfortunate incident to our reporter.
Adeh, a Superintendent of Police, told Daily Trust that the Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, had since ordered immediate investigation into the matter.
“The CP has ordered immediate discreet investigation into the matter. The outcome of the investigation would be made public in due time,” she said.
Meanwhile, the FCT Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Adam Mouktar Mohammed, told our reporter that he had directed the FA Secretary to set up a committee to investigate the unfortunate incident.
He maintained that the FCT FA won’t condone any act of football hooliganism in its territory.
By David Ngobua & Idowu Isamotu
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