Four in court over 'match-fix' case

Braintree and Witham Times: Four people will appear at Birmingham Crown Court in connection to an alleged plot to fix football matches Four people will appear at Birmingham Crown Court in connection to an alleged plot to fix football matches

Four men are due in court today in connection with a National Crime Agency inquiry into alleged football match-fixing.

Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, who have been sacked by Brighton club Whitehawk FC, are accused of taking part in a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.

The Conference South players, both 22 and from south London, are due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on unconditional bail.

It is alleged that Boateng, of Davidson Road, Croydon, and Adelakun, of Mayfield Crescent, Thornton Heath, conspired with two other men to influence the course of football matches.

Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, both originally from Singapore, were remanded in custody by magistrates in Cannock, Staffordshire, on November 29.

Ganeshan, 43, of Hougang Avenue, Singapore, and Sankaran, 33, of Hawthorn Road, Hastings, East Sussex, will appear alongside Boateng and Adelakun.

The conspiracy is alleged to have taken place in Manchester and elsewhere between November 1 and November 26.

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