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Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by ijustdey: 11:37am On Jan 15
Former Nigeria international, Nwankwo Kanu, cut a pitiable sight in Lagos on Monday as he revealed how suspected vandals invaded his The Hardley Apartments situated along Waziri Ibrahim Crescent on Victoria Island, making away with his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items.

The hotel has been sealed up since 2015 sequel to an alleged default in transaction between it and Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank), leading to series of litigation that is still pending at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos. The last hearing came up in November last year after which the case was adjourned till 31 January 2019.

But a shocked Kanu, who was in London for the Yuletide, learnt from relatives and business associates in Nigeria last week that the Apartments, with registration number 509102, had been occupied by some authorized persons who had also commenced renovation of the facility in disregard of the seal order and litigation, forcing him to arrive in Nigeria over the weekend to verify the claims.

“It was a rude shock to me,” Kanu, who fought back tears at what the hitherto sprawling facility had become since the renovation started, told 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.




The Apartments

“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.”

TheCable learnt that a man who was seen supervising the illegal renovation of the Apartments declined identifying himself nor who he was working for, although upon being pressed revealed that he was a staff of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), leading to suspicion that the assets managers may have also disregarded the court proceedings by taking over the property.

“This is unacceptable in all ramifications. I have not been served any notice that I have lost this property and until I am served the notice, it remains my legal property,” the former Super Eagles’ captain said.

“Even cars and buses belonging to the hotel can no longer be found and I wonder where they could have been moved to without my knowledge,” Kanu further said, even as he lamented how the four-year seal of the facility had adversely affected treatment for numerous patients that his Kanu Heart Foundation planned to rescue from their ailment. “We have used proceeds from the hotel business to effect treatment for the patients over the years and now we are being forced to seek funds elsewhere, a situation that has stalled the treatment considerably especially since 2016.”

An emotion-filled Kanu submitted: “During my service to this country in football up to year 2000, I made many Nigerians happy. I don’t think I deserve this sadness in retirement.”


https://www.thecable.ng/shocking-vandals-cart-away-kanus-medals

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by Bizmagnet: 11:42am On Jan 15
This is just ridiculous. Those robbers should be caught and made to suffer till death. I pray you get your stuffs back asap. The football legend should be respected at least.
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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by NaijaMutant(f): 11:43am On Jan 15
It's quite unfortunate.

Gather here if your utmost concern is how to send the nepotistic, bigoted and evil dullard back to Daura next month grin

This may sound crazy, but whatever you do to ensure that Nigeria is rescued from the path of destruction by buhari is a welcome development. cool

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by joshuaidibia(m): 11:43am On Jan 15
Buhari!!! Why?? sad

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by 1Poposki1(m): 11:43am On Jan 15
Join me in crying for Nigeria's future

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by inoki247: 11:43am On Jan 15
You no get CCTV cam ni. Why b say na only u dey always fall for Armed robber hand.. Mikel Obi father Falling in Kidnappers hand...
Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by deleo16(m): 11:43am On Jan 15
I am not supporting crime but the way things are happen in this country crime rate will increase the more. and it's happening to an ex international he is not even spared or respected this evil political elites have weaponize poverty and obtain dual citizenship Nigeria is another company from them while there home is abroad they are here to loot the country dry ,so what u see happen to kanu is because of failed public organisation like the police or army imagine he is an ordinary citizen . any where u see war,hunger , starvation ,no power bad road e.tc the root cause is POVERTY noting more i pray the perpertrators are brought to book

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by bugggg: 11:43am On Jan 15
Whr e wan start
Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by publicenemy(m): 11:43am On Jan 15
This is why I don't want Britain to return the artifacts they stole from Benin City my home...

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by Opinionated: 11:43am On Jan 15
Nigerian Police will handle this, or what do you think

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by tstx(m): 11:43am On Jan 15
Its very easy to catch themm... Make police just hang around blacksmith them workshops..

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by crownwealth: 11:45am On Jan 15
Ogbonna Kanu should be blamed for running the facility to hut.

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by slawomir: 11:45am On Jan 15
Isoright

Nigeria nor dey give us anything
Na we dey give naija something
The one when we manage get at the end Nigeria go take am away from our hand

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by QuitNotice(m): 11:45am On Jan 15
A practical illustration of 'monkey work, baboon chop'. Oh Naija...

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by troubleboi: 11:45am On Jan 15
Na wa o.. Papilo hw your property tke go court for litigation.. I believe you should go back to the court, perhaps they have an explanation to make..
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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by Kaetoh: 11:45am On Jan 15
Sad
Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by Nobody: 11:46am On Jan 15
Sad...but Nigeria is a pretty lawless country (no offense) he should have broken in long ago and retrieved his medals and trophy, and i trust that the illiterates that stole them don't know what antiques mean.

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by deedy111: 11:46am On Jan 15
Doing business in a failed country
Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by TimFisher2: 11:46am On Jan 15
embarassed

Cursed and forsaken goddamn country

Tomorrow someone will tell me to put my country first

Nonsense

See how some people are laughing because he is not from their tribe

When KANU was giving his best....he gave it for all Nigerians to enjoy

Sad how he is been dehumanized

Papilo don't worry God will surely elevate you to where you least expect

The World will celebrate soon!

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by feelib(m): 11:46am On Jan 15
Sad
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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by Jaytee1985: 11:46am On Jan 15
Sorry bro
Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by obonujoker(m): 11:47am On Jan 15
This is too bad.... Nigerians are just too wicked... No morals, no integrity, no integrity... And they will say they are going to church and mosques.... No wonder they can't stop voting for low life idiots like Buhari, Atiku, Tinubu, ibori, etc...

How can any sane person steal from someone like KANU...

Mtcheww....

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by StFrankeinstein(m): 11:47am On Jan 15
Very Sad
Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by Nobody: 11:48am On Jan 15
1Poposki1:
Join me in crying for Nigeria's future
let's go there...

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by SolelySolar: 11:48am On Jan 15
grin
Question is, why Seal the Ex player s Hotel.
Did He not really Purchase it in the First place or
All of a sudden it stopped being His Own.

There is So much Injustice in this Country.

Tueh tueh tueeehhhh

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by myettiallah: 11:48am On Jan 15
A
Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by buchibrand(m): 11:49am On Jan 15
Go ahead and sue whoever is found to be behind the takeover and renovation. Claim 500 Billion Naira damages and don't forget to get Ogbologbo lawyers (SAN)

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Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by pyyxxaro: 11:49am On Jan 15
Papilo I know say one day you go make us proud lipsrsealed
Re: Vandals Cart Away Kanu’s Medals by pyyxxaro: 11:49am On Jan 15
Papilo I know say one day you go make us proud lipsrsealed

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