This medium also reported that the suspension order came during the emergency meeting of the executive council of the Federation.
The Code that provides framework for the Federation, The Gazelle News.com discovered, provided for the various positions to with: President, Vice President and other members of the Executive Board in Arts 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; and 4.6, with powers and functions of the Federation.
This medium learnt that Mrs. Queen Uboh Idris has developed penchant for contravening the provisions of the Code as it relates to exercise of the functions bestowed on her by the Code.
When her high handedness did not stopped, the concerned/other Ex-Board Member wrote series of letters to the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development complaining of her behaviour.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, tried albeit in vain to make her work in harmony with the board members. He called a meeting on Monday, 29 November, 2019, but Queen did not bulge. She continued with her infractions and was once alleged to have walked out of the board members telling them she had a flight to catch to Lagos.
At the last Para Powerlifting World Cup in Abuja, Queen displayed her insubordination to the highest level. The Gazelle News.com discovered that she engaged the services of a consultant to bid for the competition without the knowledge and approval of the board members.
She refused to work with the Presidential Implementation Committee set up by the Ministry.
The Gazelle News.com also discovered that Queen in her usual attitude refused, failed and neglected to give details of the processes for the hosting of the tournament including finances that have been contributed by individuals, private organizations and her Excellency, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Buhari.
During the competition proper, Queen bared her fangs further by presenting a different team to represent Nigeria apart from the one camped and trained by the Ministry. It was an attempt to disgrace and embarrass Nigeria but the intervention of the Sports Minister saved the day.
The Gazelle News.com further investigation revealed that Queen also took away the overall Winners’ Trophy won by the Nigerian team and has not return it since. This culminated in the team captain, Lucy Ejike, appealing to the Sports Minister to prevail on her to return the trophy last week.
Further investigations by this medium revealed that Oboh-Idris has been acting on the back of tacit support by ex-Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalong to perpetrate all her illegalities.
“After Dalong left, she aligned with a director I the ministry to continue her insubordination,” a source told The Gazelle News.com.
Further investigation revealed that she has been using her personal e-mail account as official correspondence for the Federation. When the former Technical Director of the Federation, Are Feyisetan challenged her, she had him removed and also relieved him of his post as the head coach.
The Gazelle News.com learnt that her relationship with the former Minister gave her the leeway to get away with many atrocities.
She has also been accused of misappropriating funds raised for World Championships using different accounts not known to the Ministry and Federation to receive funds which were not accounted for.
Thus, on Saturday, 1 February, 2020, concerned Executive Board Members officially wrote to the Queen detailing the various infractions and giving her three days within which to respond to the said allegations or the provisions of the Code in Arts 5.1 and 5.3 will be invoked.
Consequently, Sunday Odior moved the motion for a Disciplinary Committee to be constituted in line with Art. 5.3, (ii) Code to investigate the allegations. The Committee should be mandated to report to the Executive Board within seven days.