8th September, 2010
The former President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Alhaji Sani Lulu, his deputy,Â Amanze Uchegbulam, board member, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi and ex-scribe, Dr Bolaji Ojo-Oba mayÂ go to jail if they fail to meet the tough bail conditions given to them by the Federal HighÂ Court in Abuja yesterday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, dragged the former chiefs of the NFF toÂ court over the alleged misappropriation of N1.5billion released by the Federal GovernmentÂ for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.
Lulu, Ogunjobi, Uchegbulam and Ojo-Oba were granted bail on the condition that each accusedÂ person must provide N100million bond with two sureties. According to Justice David Okorowa,Â one of the sureties must be a federal civil servant of no less than Grade Level 15 with aÂ three-year tax clearance.
Some football observers, however, admitted that the accused persons may find it veryÂ difficult to meet the condition by today, an indication that they may spend the SallahÂ holiday in jail.