A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, has adjourned the hearing of corruption charges against Sani Lulu, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and three others to Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
The case was adjourned because of the ill-health of the presiding Judge, Justice Evoh Chukwu.
“We‘ve been on this matter since, and there are other cases pending in court and since the case was adjourned, I think fairness demands that other cases should have their own attention too.”
Sani Lulu , as well as Bolaji Ojo-Oba, a former Secretary-General of the NFF, and a former board member, Taiwo Ogunjobi, are facing corruption charges on account of their stewardship while in office. Amanze Uchegbulam, a former NFF First Vice Chairman, is also answering charges brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The charges against the former NFF chieftains consist of an eight-count charge ranging from misappropriation of the 2010 World Cup funds and the purchase of two Marco polo luxurious buses without following due process.