President of the Confederation Of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been arrested at a hotel in Paris, Nile Post has learnt.
Reports from Jeune Afrique,a French – language Pan African magazine in Paris, suggest that this is where the President has been staying to attend the 69th FIFA Congress.
Ahmad was arrested on Thursday morning around 8:30am at the Berri Hotel in Paris, at the request of the Central Office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (Oclif).
This arrest could be 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 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 collectively” and “transparent,” the boss of African football defended himself.