The African Boxing Confederation (AFBC) has suspended its Vice President, Azania Omo-Agege for blackmail and falsification of documents in becoming a Board of Director.
In a statement signed by Kalong André Basile, the Secretary General of the African Boxing Confederation, Azania Omo-Agege asked the President of AFBC, Eyassu Wossen Berhanu for the sum of $100,000 to facilitate the meeting with the Minister of Sports of Nigeria.
The statement read, “The Accused Person / AFBC Vice President Mr. Azania Omo Agege Siena is sanctioned with a Provisionary Suspension and a fine of twenty thousand (20.000,00) Swiss Francs in accordance with the provisions set out in article 25 .7 of the AFBC Constitution and the article 31.1 of the AFBC Disciplinary Code. The decision is subject to the confirmation of AFBC Ethics Committee/AFBC Disciplinary Commission and will be made public through the website of AFBC.
“On November 13, Nigeria Boxing Federation suspended Mr. Azania Omo Agege Siena for disciplinary issues including forgery and falcification. It is clear hear the NBF lost confidence with Azania Omo Agege”.
It further read, “The Nigeria Boxing Federation accuses Azania of Forgery and Falsification of documents including documents used for his nomination to become the candidate to AFBC BoD. This has disciplinary implications according the article 31.1 of the AFBC Disciplinary Code.
“During the visit of the AFBC officials including the President Eyassu Wossen Berhanu, Azania Omo Agege tried to blackmail President Eyassu asking him a hundred thousand dollars to facilitate the meeting with the Minister of Sports of Nigeria. Such a behavior collides with the high standards of conduct, reputation and integrity required for an AFBC Director as stated in the article 25.4 (a) the AFBC Constitution”.
The African Boxing Confederation urged the Nigeria Boxing Federation to remain united, focused and professional for the development of the boxing.