Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has reportedly been arrested at a hotel in Paris, France, on Thursday morning over alleged corruption.
African weekly newspaper, Jeune Afrique, claims Ahmad was in France where he was meant to attend a FIFA Congress.
It also reported that the 59-year-old’s arrest is in connection with a contract unilateral deal between CAF and Puma, a German equipment manufacturer, to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.
According to the report, Ahmad signed off on a deal which benefited the company Technical Steel, with one of the company’s bosses said to have paid a total of €739,000 (R12,3 million) to the CAF president in order to get the deal sanctioned.
The report stated that the case will be heard by the services of the central office for the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (OCLIF).