CAF president Ahmad Ahmad was arrested on allegations of corruption in Paris on Thursday morning.
According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad was nabbed in his hotel at around 08h30 this morning and is set to appear in front of the Central Office in the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offences (OCLIF).
It is believed the arrest is in connection with the contract unilaterally broken by CAF with German sportswear giants Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.
This comes on the back of plenty of controversy surrounding the CAF Champions League final, which has been ordered to be replayed after the Africa Cup of Nations.
The second-leg clash between Esperance de Tunis and Wydad Casablanca was cast under the spotlight when the Moroccan outfit walked off the pitch in protest to the referee’s decision not to award a goal, while the VAR system was not in operation.
The match was resultantly awarded in favour of Esperance, who reclaimed their title won last year, but the continental football governing body has since requested the trophy and medals be returned ahead of the replay at a neutral ground.