FREETOWN: Isha Johansen and two other senior officials of the Sierra Leone football association have been arrested by anti-corruption investigators, according to local media reports.
The other two are SLFA vice-president Brima Kamara and secretary-general Christopher Kamara. All three were detained overnight.
Reuters has reported that the head of the anti-corruption commission, Ady Macauley, said he ordered the arrests after the officials “failed to answer to our repeated requests to report to us for an investigation into discrepancies in the financial statements of the SLFA.”
He said the investigations related to “donor funds” from the world governing body, FIFA, but did not give any further detail.
Johansen, as one of the few women to have headed a national association, has been a high-profile campaigner demanding reform of world governing body FIFA.