Ahmad Ahmad, 59, FIFA’s Vice President and Chief of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has been arrested at a hotel in the French capital Paris over graft, said reporters today.
He had travelled there to attend the kickoff of the women’s World Cup and FIFA’s annual congress underway.
"…has taken note of the alleged events concerning Mr Ahmad Ahmad, who is being questioned by the French authorities in relation to allegations related to his mandate while president of CAF," a FIFA statement said.
The FIFA shot has been under investigation by FIFA’s ethics committee following bribery allegations.
Ahmad who has been at the helm of CAF since 2017 is a former Sports Minister of Madagascar and a senator today.
A day shy of his arrest FIFA President Gianni Infantino reiterated that the world’s biggest soccer body is fully committed to “eradicating all forms of wrongdoing at any level in football”.