Lawyers representing former Cameroon superstar and four-time African Footballer of The Year, Samuel Eto’o, have denied that the former striker has been notified of legal proceedings against him.
Eto’o is the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot).
In a statement, French law firm Vey & Associes dismissed allegations made against the 42-year-old as “calumnious rumours” adding that Eto’o had not been informed of any judicial action or been issued with any kind of summons.
Whilst widespread media reports claimed that the former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan was facing action linked to match-fixing allegations, a Cameroonian police document spoke of allegations of “abuse of authority, corruption” and other unnamed claims.
The police reports appear to have been based on a redacted image of an official-looking document.
Although the BBC has had access tothe image, it has not yet been able to obtain confirmation of its authenticity from the authorities in Cameroon.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.