The League management Company (LMC) have placed a fine of #3million on Plateau United and also banished the team to Ilorin for their next three home games for improper conduct against FC IfeanyiUbah in the Matchday One fixture which was played in Jos on Sunday.
In a statement released by LMC, the offences and due punishment for the 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Champions were highlighted.
“Plateau United has been charged for breaching the Framework & Rules of the #NPFL during their Matchday 1 game vs FC Ifeanyiubah in Jos on Sunday.
“Plateau United during its home match vs FC Ifeanyiubah failed to provide adequate security for match officials leading to some of its supporters & unidentified persons assaulting the referees after the match.
Plateau United 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.
“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 + any additional expenses for their treatment.
“Plateau United will also pay a N1m each for throwing objects onto the field of play, encroachment after the match & bringing the league into disrepute.
“Plateau United 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.
“Plateau United are also required within 7 days to identify & ensure the apprehension & prosecution by relevant security agencies of one Attahiru Babayo named by the match officials for leading the assault.
Failure to ensure that Attahiru Babayo & other culprits are apprehended & prosecuted will lead to Plateau United paying a fine of N25,000 per day until the culprits are brought to book.
The club was also informed that they have 48 hours from date of notice to accept or appeal the sanctions.