Christian Chukwu suspended by LMC over Rangers, Imama row

The League Management Company have suspended Enugu Rangers’ General Manager, Christian Chukwu, from all Nigerian League activities.

The body announced this on its Facebook page on Friday, charging the club with misconduct over disputes with former coach Imama Amapakabo.

Amapakabo, who coached the club to their first league title in 32 years last season, was allegedly arrested by the police on the orders of the club management after he allegedly took off with his official car even after he had been sacked.

But Amapakabo have claimed that the car was held in lieu of entitlements owed him by the club.

The LMC have thus ruled that the club and its official had breached the NPFL Rules and Framework in the course of the dispute.

“Rangers General Manager, Christian Chukwu, has been suspended from all NPFL activities with immediate effect pending his appearance before the Ethics Committee of the NFF,” read a Facebook update on the LMC page.

Also, according to a statement regarding the tussle on LMC official website, the body have levied sanctions on the club with a fine of N5m and banned club secretary Elder Joseph Onwukwe from all NPFL activities for a period of one year.

It also directed Rangers to pay the sacked Coach various sums including N14,560,000 representing his salaries for April to October 2017 and compensation for wrongful termination, N1,600,000 representing his salary for November and December 2016, N600,000 which represents arrears of allowances and bonuses and $725 which is international travel allowance owed Amapakabo.

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