Amuneke Caught In A Tangled Web Over 'illegal' Nwakali Transfer To City, Must Pay N112m As Per Court Order
Former Nigeria Under-17 coach, Emmanuel Amuneke is in soup.
Make that pepper-soup to be specific.
He has landed in trouble after losing a case instituted against him by Dominic Egbukwu, a FIFA agent and former captain of Enyimba Football Club and French-based agent, Oliver Noah of Noga Sports Management over what has been deemed the fraudulent transfer of Chidiebere Nwakali (below) to Manchester City in 2014
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An Ikoyi High Court in Ikoyi has ruled that Emmanuel Amuneke must pay N112 million (the equivalent of $560,000) after being found guilty in a case of breach of contract in case number LD/766CMW/2015.
Dominic Egbukwu (below) now the owner of Sidos FC said soon his firm via the court order will take procession of the houses of Amuneke in Festac Town having failed to pay the fine slammed on him by the court.
Egbukwu said the case has been on since 2013 after the FIFA Under 17 World Cup when Emmanuel Amuneke Academy fraudulently laid claim to being in the possession of the midfielder's (Chidiebere Nwakali) sporting rights, whereas Taye Academy were the bona fide owners.
Nevertheless, the Emmanuel Amuneke Academy issued a mandate to Egbukwu and his French partner to act on their behalf in negotiating a transfer to Man City as well as Marseille, Inter Milan, Arsenal and Monaco.
But they subsequently failed to comply with the agreement reached with the two intermediaries and contacted Manchester City to call off negotiations with Noga Sports Management despite the mandate, which was for 15 days, and yet to expire.
"We were about concluding the transfer of Chidiebere Nwakali to Manchester City, only for Emmanuel Amuneke to go behind us and collect the transfer fee from Manchester City, and since then we have been pursuing a legal action against him which we recently got a favourable judgment against him.
"Soon we shall seize some of his properties we have identified around Festac Town in Lagos and put them up for sale because he can not provide the N112 million (the equivalent of $560,000) slammed on him by the court which is our right in the aforementioned deal".
Amuneke or his lawyers are yet to respond.