Nigeriaâ€™s League Management Company has slammed a N2.5 million fine and a 10-match ban on billionaire businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah, who was caught on camera slapping Heartland FC goalkeeper, Ebele Obi.
The LMC toughened its punishment for Ubah after video evidence
The regulator however said in a statement on Thursday that the billionaire businessman can appeal against the ruling if he deems so.
The statement read: â€œChief Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, proprietor of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, is suspended from all NPFL match venues for the next 10 matches.
â€œHe has now been fined N2.5m because LMC found him guilty of encroaching field of play & assaulting Heartland player Ebele Obi.
â€œThe fabled billionaire is expected to offer a letter of apology & an undertaking to be a good ambassador of the NPFL.
â€œThe LMC further bans all self- procured security services other than those sanctioned by the LMC from all NPFL match venues henceforth.
â€œFour of the 10-match NPFL ban is suspended
for a probationary period till the end of the season.
â€œUbah has up till 5pm on Saturday to appeal this decision if he objects the ruling,â€ the statement concluded.