Less than a year after he was allegedly duped by suspected fraudsters, former Golden Eaglets captain and Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oghenekevwe Oruma, has opened up on how he went through hell in the hands of fraudsters, who swindled him of about N2 billion.
Speaking with journalists, the Golden Eaglet star who captained the team that won FIFA U-17 World Cup at Japan ’93 and a member of the U-23 team who clinched gold medal at Atlanta ’96 Olympics stressed that, “This is my first time of speaking with any journalist on this.”
Shortly before he departed his Park INN Hotel in St. Petersburg for Nigeria after the Super Eagles were ousted from Russia 2018 World Cup, Oruma disclosed that he lost all his savings to some people, who turned out to be fraudsters.
“I have read several stories in the media since then. Those stories did not emanate from me. They quoted different amount, which is not correct. I lost close to N2 billion.
“The most painful aspect of it all was the fact that some of my relations were involved in the deal. You can imagine losing such huge amount of money to people you trusted. I pray for them to have a human heart and return my money, even if it is part of it. That is my prayer every day, and I know that one day, the hand of God will touch their hearts,” he stated.
Known for his swashbuckling style of play during his day, the former Eagles star once played club football alongside the likes of Frank Ribery and Samir Nasri at Olympique Marseille FC of France.
Culled from The Guardian Sports