An allegation the NFF denied.
Only Monday the NFF failed to stop the trial when a federal high court in Abuja ruled that the SPIP have the powers to arraign the indicted NFF officials in court.
The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has fixed May 28 for the trial of the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, and four others allegedly involved in the misappropriation of $8,400 and N4 billion belonging to the NFF.
Justice Folashade Giwa fixed the date after the case file was assigned to her by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati.
Counsel to the SPIP Celsius Ukpong, has expressed difficulty in serving the process on the defendants,stating that he might that the indicted officials have being so elusive.Inside sources at the SPIP told our correspondent that the operatives of the panel might adopt substituted means of service.
Further check reveals that some officials indicted still have another date in court 48 hours after the SPIP arraignment.
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had dragged the NFF President Amaju Pinnick,the Sectary Sanusi Mohammed and 3 others on five counts of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and misappropriation.
The case will heard on May 30th.