Former Super Eagles World Cup star, Efetobore Sodje,46, and two of his brothers are currently being locked up in Jail for fraud in the UK. The ex-footballer, alongside his brothers Stephen Sodje, 43, and ex-rugby player Bright Sodje, 52, were given prison sentences for fraud last year.
The three brothers were found to have siphoned off more than £60,000 given to the Sodje Sports Foundation (SSF), a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation found.
They were reportedly jailed in September 2018. Efe Sodje for 18 months, Bright Sodje for 21 months, and Stephen Sodje for two years and six months at the Central Criminal Court in relation to the fraud.
On Monday, a judge at the same court lifted reporting restrictions preventing publication of the result of that trial, following the completion of a separate trial involving their other brother and former Reading and Nigeria footballer Sam Sodje, 39.
Efe, Bright and Stephen Sodje set up the organization in 2009 with the aim to relieve poverty, advance good health in people through the provision of facilities in playing amateur sports and the promotion of lifelong learning, leadership skills and health issues such as HIV/AIDS, drugs abuse, and nutrition in the Niger Delta. But instead, the money they realized at black-tie dinners, auctions, charity football matches, and a clay pigeon shoot, went into their accounts.