A bench warrant has been issued against the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnic.
The warrant was issued by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the federal high court in Abuja.
Justice Okukwu also ordered the arrest of Seyi Akinwunmi, first vice-president of the federation; Shehu Dikko, second vice-president, Sunusi Mohammed, secretary; and Yusuff Fresh, an executive member of NFF.
The judge gave the order when the case was called on Monday and the NFF officials were absent.
The federal government had filed a 17-count charge against the NFF officials, accusing them of misappropriating $8,400,000 belonging to the organisation.