The police in France have arrested the President of Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, at a hotel on Thursday morning.
According to Newspaper, Jeune Afrique, the 59-year old president was visiting France, where he was meant to attend a FIFA Congress.
It is claimed that Ahmad Ahmad’s arrest is in connection with a “contract unilaterally broken by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.”
Ahmad allegedly signed off on a deal, which benefitted the company, Technical Steel, with one of the company’s bosses said to have paid a total of €739 000 him in order to get the deal sanctioned.
It is believed that the case will be heard by the services of the central office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (OCLIF).
The man from Madagascar was relatively unknown in football circles in 2017 when he declared his candidacy, going on to unseat Issa Hayatou.