It appears that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC aren't the only corruption crime fighters adept at bursting the homes and offices of suspects.

In far away Spain, police say they are raiding the Spanish football federation headquarters in an anti-corruption investigation.

A spokesman for Spain's Guardia Civil tells The Associated Press that police agents have raided the offices as part of an investigation into its finances. The spokesman spoke on condition of anonymity in line with police policy.

The president of the Spanish Football Federation, Angel Maria Villar, was detained by police Tuesday as part of a corruption probe, a judicial source said.

Villar, 67, a former Spanish international footballer, was being held on suspicion of abusing his position to embezzle funds from the federation, among other charges, the source said.

Villar's son Gorka and another federation official were also detained in the probe which notably focuses on match fixing at international level, the source told AFP.