President of World football governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino has been dragged into a fresh criminal probe in Switzerland over the illegal removal of some top officials.
Naija news understands that the probe follows the resignation last week of Switzerland’s attorney general, Michael Lauber, who stepped down after a federal court upheld allegations that he had lied about meeting with Infantino.
Lauber had been overseeing an investigation of the 2015 corruption scandal that led to criminal indictments against some of the top leaders at FIFA, soccer’s Switzerland-based world governing body.
The scandal led to the ouster of most of FIFA’s senior leadership and paved the way for Infantino’s victory in a special presidential election a year later.
However, A federal prosecutor, Stefan Keller who is investigating Infantino, said the allegations in two new complaints against Infantino, Lauber and Arnold centre on the abuse of public office, breach of official secrecy, assisting offenders and incitement to break the law.