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World Cup Embezzlement: Court Adjourns Cass Against Ex-NFF Boss Sani Lulu

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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.

Reacting to the adjournment, the Defence Counsel to Lulu, Sunday Ameh (SAN), said :. “We address the court on the strength of the evidence before the court, and then, it is for the judge to decide whether the case of the prosecution is better preferred or he will prefer that of the defence.

“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.

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