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It's all gone - Nigeria legend Kanu

Posted: 16 January 2019 Time: 11:00

Nigeria football legend Nwankwo Kanu says he's 'suffered the saddest day of his life' after the awards he amassed over a 20-year football career were stolen from his Lagos property.

Kanu, 42, is widely regarded as one of Africas' greatest ever strikers and is one of few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal over an iconic career.

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The former Super Eagles captain spent 19-years in Europe with AFC Ajax, Inter Milan and Arsenal, before stints with West Bromwich and Portsmouth.


And the two-time African Footballer of the Year confirmed the memoirs that remain have been cruelly taken away from him.

The Lagos property, a hotel, has been at the centre of a long-running legal dispute over an alleged default in a transaction between Polaris Bank, leading to series of litigation that is still pending at the federal high court.

Shina Philips a close friend and associate to Kanu told Premium Times that the former African footballer of the year had to cut short his trip to London after being informed about the incident.

This after it's been alleged that court orders instructed that both parties within the current dispute should stay off the property.

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"Yes, it is true, they have even made away with his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items. For someone that has served and still serving this country meritoriously, he does not deserve this kind of treatment," Philips said. "He was in tears as we drove away from the hotel,"

The former Inter Milan and Arsenal striker admitted he struggled to recognise his own property after returning to the scene of the alleged crime.

"It was a rude shock to me," Kanu, was quoted as saying by TheCable. "I almost couldn't recognise the hotel as belonging to me anymore.

"This is the saddest day of my life as I cannot understand why this happen to me when the matter has yet to be settled in court.

"All the medals I have earned, in addition to the Olympic torch that I cherished are all gone, and I don’t even know who to ask for all these prized assets."




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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:36 pm 
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This is sad.
But why has he kept his valuable personal belongings in his hotel?
I visited the hotel about 5years ago and vaguely recall seeing some iconic pictures on the reception wall but nothing remotely invaluable.
He should have decorated the place with replicas of his medals, not the real things.
I hope, somehow he gets his stuff back.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:53 pm 
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I hope he insured them...

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As hard as it may be for him at the moment because of his lost medals, its important for him to know that the materials will not diminish his accomplisments because it is all there in the record books. I hope for his piece of mind, he can find his medals

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The police will most likely recover them if they try to sell them.

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Damunk wrote:
This is sad.
But why has he kept his valuable personal belongings in his hotel?
I visited the hotel about 5years ago and vaguely recall seeing some iconic pictures on the reception wall but nothing remotely invaluable.
He should have decorated the place with replicas of his medals, not the real things.
I hope, somehow he gets his stuff back.


Doc, the story no jive at all.

Just like demolitions and evictions, court-ordered repossession does not happen overnight.

I doubt he would have kept his invaluable medals and mementos exposed in the hotel that is not his place of primary residence.

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Cellular wrote:
Damunk wrote:
This is sad.
But why has he kept his valuable personal belongings in his hotel?
I visited the hotel about 5years ago and vaguely recall seeing some iconic pictures on the reception wall but nothing remotely invaluable.
He should have decorated the place with replicas of his medals, not the real things.
I hope, somehow he gets his stuff back.


Doc, the story no jive at all.

Just like demolitions and evictions, court-ordered repossession does not happen overnight.


I doubt he would have kept his invaluable medals and mementos exposed in the hotel that is not his place of primary residence.
I got the impression they were stolen rather than repossessed.
Article is confusing.

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Damunk wrote:
Cellular wrote:
Damunk wrote:
This is sad.
But why has he kept his valuable personal belongings in his hotel?
I visited the hotel about 5years ago and vaguely recall seeing some iconic pictures on the reception wall but nothing remotely invaluable.
He should have decorated the place with replicas of his medals, not the real things.
I hope, somehow he gets his stuff back.


Doc, the story no jive at all.

Just like demolitions and evictions, court-ordered repossession does not happen overnight.


I doubt he would have kept his invaluable medals and mementos exposed in the hotel that is not his place of primary residence.
I got the impression they were stolen rather than repossessed.
Article is confusing.


There was no "court ordered repossession". From the article, it appears the hotel and its bank were involved in a dispute over an alleged default and the bank instructed both parties to to stay away from the property while the litigation was pending. His memorabilia was stolen then. Its a sad development, and hopefully the police can recover it if the thieves try to steal it. At least he can get a replica of his gold medal from the IOC.

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The Lagos property, a hotel, has been at the centre of a long-running legal dispute over an alleged default in a transaction between Polaris Bank, leading to series of litigation that is still pending at the federal high court.

Shina Philips a close friend and associate to Kanu told Premium Times that the former African footballer of the year had to cut short his trip to London after being informed about the incident.

This after it's been alleged that court orders instructed that both parties within the current dispute should stay off the property.

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Abeg uncle change the thread, i start shaking thinking he don die.


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Damunk wrote:
Cellular wrote:
Damunk wrote:
This is sad.
But why has he kept his valuable personal belongings in his hotel?
I visited the hotel about 5years ago and vaguely recall seeing some iconic pictures on the reception wall but nothing remotely invaluable.
He should have decorated the place with replicas of his medals, not the real things.
I hope, somehow he gets his stuff back.


Doc, the story no jive at all.

Just like demolitions and evictions, court-ordered repossession does not happen overnight.


I doubt he would have kept his invaluable medals and mementos exposed in the hotel that is not his place of primary residence.
I got the impression they were stolen rather than repossessed.
Article is confusing.
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This Kanu stories don dey tire me. Didnt they also steal hundreds of thousands of dollars cash from him in Russia?

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why Nigerians why?

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1naija wrote:
This Kanu stories don dey tire me. Didnt they also steal hundreds of thousands of dollars cash from him in Russia?



Most life's dominant stories/experiences are essentially transactional and recursive; our world acts on us using the script we used on it. if this never happens to JAJAY and never to Da Bull nor any of his legendary peers then kanu needs to start asking himself - why always me

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jette1 wrote:
1naija wrote:
This Kanu stories don dey tire me. Didnt they also steal hundreds of thousands of dollars cash from him in Russia?



Most life's dominant stories/experiences are essentially transactional and recursive; our world acts on us using the script we used on it. if this never happens to JAJAY and never to Da Bull nor any of his legendary peers then kanu needs to start asking himself - why always me


JAJAY and Da Bull are broke

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Rawlings wrote:
jette1 wrote:
1naija wrote:
This Kanu stories don dey tire me. Didnt they also steal hundreds of thousands of dollars cash from him in Russia?



Most life's dominant stories/experiences are essentially transactional and recursive; our world acts on us using the script we used on it. if this never happens to JAJAY and never to Da Bull nor any of his legendary peers then kanu needs to start asking himself - why always me


JAJAY and Da Bull are broke



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1naija wrote:
This Kanu stories don dey tire me. Didnt they also steal hundreds of thousands of dollars cash from him in Russia?



Did this happen while you were working at the hotel in lagos?

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EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote:
1naija wrote:
This Kanu stories don dey tire me. Didnt they also steal hundreds of thousands of dollars cash from him in Russia?



Did this happen while you were working at the hotel in lagos?


At least I was working ...You should try it one day.

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