Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:21 pm
Dare devil armed robbers early Monday attacked the Jos, Plateau State, central Nigeria home of Turkey based Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, carting away valuables including a Toyota Highlander and cash.
The robbers also assaulted the father of Trabzonspor midfielder’s father who was at home during the invasion.
While narrating how the armed robbers gained access to the house early Monday morning, Onazi who spoke from his base in Turkey said the men of the underworld had pretended to be from a courier company.
“Those robbers came and pretended they were there to deliver a letter to my dad at about 1:40pm on Monday.
As soon as he collected their fake letter and asked where it was coming from, they swooped on him, tied his hands, beat him up and inflicted machete cuts on him in the process,” the Super Eagles midfielder told AfricanFootball.com from his base in Turkey.
“They told him this is the first in a series of attacks that they will launch on our house and that I will be their next target.”
“They took their time to take some valuable materials including a car and some cash but I am thankful to God they didn’t do more than that.”
While confirming the attack, Toyin Ibitoye, spokesperson of Super Eagles also said the the robbers took away with them “valuable items including a white Toyota Highlander and an undisclosed amount of cash.”
He added that the Onazi family has already reported the incident to the Nigeria Police while the father of the Super Eagles midfielder has been discharged from hospital after being treated for injuries sustained during the attack.