Spanish FA President Angel Maria Villar was arrested during an anti-corruption raid on his Madrid office by Spanish police for widespread corruption allegation.
Angel, who is also Vice President of both FIFA and UEFA, was arrested as part of the raid.
His son, Gorka, as well as several other executives was arrested on allegations of collusion, fraud and embezzlement.
The other three men who were arrested were Juan Padron, the federation vice president of economic affairs, and the president and the secretary of the regional federation for Tenerife.
This arrest comes at a time when the Sierra Leone Football Association President, Isha Johansen, a corruption suspect, refused cooperating with the Anti Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone, taking undue credit from FIFA that government should not interfere with the activities of the FA.
Interviews recently conducted indicate that many including the vulnerable of society are dissatisfied with the snail pace of the ACC investigation, and to a point have raised concerns as to the credibility of the outcome in the future.
Most have asked whether Commissioner Macauley rushed into arresting and detaining Isha Johansen because he wanted people think he is at the ACC to restore the commission’s lost image or that he may have done so to make a name for himself, or possibly for reasons completely political.
Others say, “The ACC under Commissioner Macauley can no doubt be functional when his political god fathers dictate what he does.”
While some insist Commissioner Macauley seems looking like a puppet anti-graft head, who had no time for the ‘big fish’ of society but ‘small flies,’ of course, letting the hawks go free as he intentionally targets ‘petty corruption,’ not paying attention to ‘grand corruption’ which targets the powerful of society.
A source has told the New Age that the ACC was more or less at the finishing stage of the SLFA investigation, and that once a conclusion is reached at, the public will be informed about the outcome.
Other competent sources say the SLFA President and her Secretary General have treated the ACC investigation with utter disregard for the simple reason that they are of the conviction the ACC has no case to make against them.
They say Isha and Chris have had moments of time making excuses each time they are at the ACC for investigative interviews.
That even Commissioner Macauley who uncontrollably had promised getting to the bottom of things seem not showing the positives that Isha and followers, previously incarcerated, may face prosecutorial actions in the future.
They say the god fathers (or call them remote machines of Commissioner Macauley) may have instructed that the matter be laid-on-file, or as the lawyers call it ‘put sine-die’ till when the heavens will come on earth.
It could be recalled that in an unprecedented manner, Ady Macauley, Anti Corruption’s Commissioner, last year arrested and kept in smelly police cells, the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Isha Johansen, claiming however that such was prompted by ‘a pending corruption investigation.’
Our attention has been drawn to big talks by the current ACC Commissioner, who authoritatively had promised getting to the bottom of the SLFA investigation, but seems slowly going against such affirmation.