Security operatives at the Abuja International airport failed to arrest Chairman of the League Management Company of Nigeria (LMC) Shehu Dikko upon arrival from Zambia.
Dikko arrived with the Super Eagles last night into the waiting hands of about five security operatives who were armed with guns and handcuffs to whisked him away.
However, the combined effort of Minister for Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung and the president of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick stopped the plain clothes operatives from arresting Dikko.
Dalung was pushed to the wall by the operatives as despite making it known to them that he is a serving minister, the operatives were still hell bent on arresting the LMC boss, which infuriated
An angry exchange between him and the men sent to arrest Giwa, lead to one of the operatives firing shots into the air, when Pinnick and Dalung mobilised against them.
The failed attempt to arrest Dikko is reportedly related to the contempt of court charge against the League Management Company (LMC), when they refused to stop the league despite a court ruling in favour of expelled Giwa FC.