The quartet and their lawyer, Sunday Ameh were in the court on May 9 for the hearing but Justice Donatus Okorowo failed to sit on the matter and immediately adjourned the case to today, May 24.
The ex-top officials of the NFF, are facing trial on a 10-court charge of corruption and abuse of power with intent to gain and misappropriation of public funds while in office. The four former NFF officials were arrested on July 7, 2010, by the operatives of the anti-graft agency on alleged corrupt practices and charged to court. They were eventually granted bail.
In the 10-count charge brought against them, they are alleged to have misappropriated N900m and another $1.2m released to them by the federal government during the tournament.
They were also accused of wasting another N99m in the procurement of two substandard buses for the Eagles while another $800,000 was allegedly corruptly paid out as estacodes to 220 unauthorised persons comprising their friends, associates, political support groups and family members.
The EFCC also accused them of lodging the Super Eagles at a substandard hotel in South Africa in contravention of FIFA laws and prompting the world football governing body to fine Nigeria $125,000.
Former NFF president, Sani Lulu and the three other were also accused of chartering a faulty aircraft from International Air charter to convey Nigeria’s squad to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. But the accused persons have since pled not guilty to the charges.