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Benin Football Federation president Anjorin Musharraf has been arrested by the police after a hearing concerning misuse of funds allocated to the body by a mobile company

Embattled Benin Football Federation (FBF) president Anjorin Musharraf was arrested on Monday and placed under custody at the Cotonou Civil Prison, state TV ORTB said on Wednesday.

Musharraf was taken to the police headquarters last weekend, where he was interrogated for several hours before his detention.

He is being accused of mishandling a sum worth 300 million francs cfa (€459,000) granted to the FBF by a mobile telephone company between the period of 2008 and 2010.

“Mr. Musharraf was heard on Monday and placed in custody by a judge in charge of the Federation’s fund mismanagement case,” an official at the economic and finance brigade told AFP.

The scandal broke out six months ago and Musharraf had been heard twice by the brigade.

His arrest comes at the height of the Benin football crisis, after 12 of the 15 members of the executive committee resigned last December to form a parallel federation.

Fifa and Caf's successive interventions are yet to come to fruition.

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