Just in: CAF President, Ahmad arrested in France
President, Confederation of African Football, CAF, Ahmad Ahmad has been arrested in France over a shady deal.
He was said to have been arrested around 8:30am at the Berri Hotel in Paris, according to several media reports.
His arrested was said to be based on issues relating to contractual matters with a Puma deal that was unilaterally abrogated in favour of another company.
According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad would be heard by the services of the Central Office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses.
It was gathered that his arrest was linked to the contract unilaterally broken by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.
A signing of a contract which, according to the former Secretary General of the Continental Forum, Amr Fahmy, was favored by the proximity between Ahmad and one of the leaders of the French company, whose additional cost would reach 830 000 dollars (739 000 euros).
“All decisions were made collegially” and “transparent,” defended mid-April, the boss of African football.
The arrest comes as Ahmad was in Paris to attend the FIFA Congress, which resulted in the re-election of President Gianni Infantino.