NPFL: LMC slam N1m fine on Plateau Utd over attack on referee

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Plateau United has been charged for breaching the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League during their Matchday 1 game vs FC Ifeanyiubah in Jos on Sunday.

Plateau United during its home match failed to provide adequate security for match officials leading to some of its supporters and unidentified persons assaulting the referees after the match.

In a statement released by the League Management Company on Tuesday, the Jos based club further breached the rules when some of its supporters threw objects & projectiles at the match officials as they attempted to leave the pitch after the game

According to the statement, some of Plateau United supporters encroached onto the field of play after the match thereby breaching the league’s framework & rules

“Plateau United failed to comply with fair play & sportsmanship principles as some of its officials assaulted the referees in a manner capable of bringing the league into disrepute.

“A fine of N1m for failing to provide adequate security has been imposed on Plateau United. Plateau United will also pay N1m being N250,000 each to the assaulted match officials as compensation plus any additional expenses for their treatment

“Plateau United will also pay N1m each for throwing objects onto the field of play, encroachment after the match and bringing the league into disrepute and will play its next 3 home matches at the Ilorin Township Stadium

“Plateau United shall forfeit 3 points from their accrued points should they breach similar league rules in the course of this season and also required within 7 days to identify and ensure the apprehension and prosecution by relevant security agencies of one Attahiru Babayo named by the match officials for leading the assault.

Failure to prosecute Babayo will lead to Plateau United paying a fine of N25,000 per day until the culprits are brought to book.

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