The Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned all three suit relating to the alleged Malabu Oil I.1 million US dollars until April 23.
In one of the suits, the prosecution had filed an oral application seeking a leave to file a written motion to withdraw charges against some of the defendants.
In the other second leg of the suit, four out of the 10 defendants had filed notices of preliminary objections on the charges leveled against them.
The judge, Justice John Tsoho, who eventually consolidated the motions, held that the court required quality time to peruse through the issues raised in order to deliver a water tight ruling on them.
The EFCC had also secured a court order, ensuring the return of the OPL 245 to the Nigerian government, pending the determination of the court cases against the defendants.