Amos Adamu, a FIFA executive committee member, who was suspended from duty by FIFA's ethics committee, has denied any wrongdoing in a World Cup vote-selling scandal.
Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii were provisionally suspended from participating in any football-related activity by FIFA's Ethics Committee while an investigation continues into a video tape, by undercover reporters who posed as lobbyists, that showed Adamu Adamu telling the reporters that he they could buy his votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids by paying him $800,000 to build four artificial soccer pitches in Nigeria.
The committee chairman announced the committee’s decision to suspend the two men saying, "The decision to provisionally suspend these officials is fully justified and should not be put in question. The evidence that has been presented to us today has led us to take this provisional measure, as we considered that the conditions were definitely met to take this decision and we deem that it is crucial to protect the integrity of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process.
It is crucial to protect the integrity of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process. We are determined to have zero tolerance for any breach of the code of ethics."
In a statement, Amos Adamu said, "While I wholly refute all allegations made, I fully support the inquiry since it is important that these claims are thoroughly investigated. Allegations were made against me by a British newspaper on 17th October 2010 which prompted a FIFA ethics committee meeting on Wednesday, which concluded I should be provisionally suspended from my FIFA duties.
Only by doing this will FIFA and the wider football community be able to trust that its appointed representatives are beyond reproach.
However, I am confident that my actions, the full and true extent of which were not detailed in the story published, will demonstrate not only my innocence and integrity, but also my commitment to football and to FIFA."
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Abdullateef AsquAre Kaduna, Nigeria October 30, 2010
Boda Amos, this habit neva leave una. U still go show yourself fore there, old fool. After dey go say Nigeria corrupt but for me NIGERIA not na OLD FOOL like una corrupt. OLE
Pastor Commander Samyoung Onwuzulike Washington, DC, USA October 28, 2010
Beloved Nigerians, Amos Adamu you guys that fook Nigerians with your corruption, forgot that you were in International World; na wa for you.
My father late Patrick said because he is a weak man, people abused him and got free from their offences. One day these people went out and saw somebody else who looks like Patrick in nature; but very power in strength. They went to fought that man, not knowing that he is not Patrick, the man beat hell out of their eyes.
Mr Adamu you beat the weak Nigerians, you went out you to see FIFA, and you think is NFA or NFF where you played your game of corruption, not knowing that every eyes were on you.
Shame, now you are caught. Bring back your ass to Nigeria.
Dapo Ogunniran Dublin, Republic of Ireland October 25, 2010
What an Idiot! what investigation does he want on this? we all saw it on cable news, with his face and his Nigerian accent. does he think he is talking with a Nigerian agency?, i felt so ashamed that day and afterwards, i went to work with a cold feet knowing someone amon these europeans will start talking about it in the office or the canteen.
we all saw the disgrace he brought to us all real on TV - like a foolish rat that fell into a cat trap.
he should just keep his mouth shut and accept every punishment that may come instead of uttering stupid statements, does he think only Nigerians are listening to him? big fool, he misused the big opportunity given to him and Nigerians as a whole to be represented. i wonder if his children will be proud of him wherever they are and hearing their father's rubbish statement.
Scopey Dallas, USA October 22, 2010
You fool!! sorry sir i just called you a fool...... If you the true son of your father, accept the full responsibility of ur actions that day. The reporters knew where to go. They picked Anus sorry Amos Adamu for a reason....
But i cannot give you the benefit of dought at this juncture.. You are Guilty trust me. Later you to will blame it on the Devil.