Fifa Council member Constant Omari has been arrested on suspicion of corruption and was being held Wednesday in a public prosecutor’s office in his home country of Congo for alleged involvement in embezzling money.
Omari, who is also a vice president of the Confederation of African Football, was arrested on Tuesday night on the orders of Luzolo Bambi, Congo President Joseph Kabila’s special adviser on corruption.
Omari, the president of the Congo soccer federation, was arrested along with two other federation officials and a government sports ministry official. They were still being held Wednesday and questioned at the public prosecutor’s office in Kinshasa.
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