DR Congo FA President Arrested on Fraud Charges

first_imgHe said the four were “currently being heard” over the use of public funds in the organisation of matches in African competitions involving national sides as well as clubs.Alain Makengo, a lawyer for the four men, told AFP they are suspected of embezzling $1.0 million (800,000 euros) earmarked for four matches.Omari is also vice president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and a member of the executive committee of FIFA.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Head of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s football association has been taken into custody as part of a probe into embezzlement, an investigating magistrate said on Wednesday.FECOFA President Constant Omari has been held along with Sports Ministry Secretary General Barthelemy Okito and two FECOFA vice presidents — Roger Bondembe and Theobad Binamungu — since Tuesday evening, the magistrate told AFP.last_img read more