By Dipo Olowookere
Some hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers attacked the home of Nigerian midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, who plies his trade in Turkey.
It was reported that the robbers, four in numbers, raided the home of the Super Eagles star on Monday afternoon in Jos, Plateau State.
According to spokesman of the Super Eagles, Mr Toyin Ibitoye, the robbers took away with them valuable items including a white Toyota Highlander and an undisclosed amount of cash.
They also assaulted the father of Onazi, tying him up before beating him.
It was further said that the robbers left a message saying “this is a first in a series of attacks,” promising to check back when the footballer is in town.
Mr Ibitoye disclosed that the matter has since been reported to the Nigeria Police while the father of the footballer has been discharged from hospital.
Onazi, speaking on the incident, narrated that, “Those robbers came, pretending 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, inflicting machete cuts on him in the process.
“They told him this is the first in a series of attacks that they will launch on our house and that I (Onazi) will be their target the next time.
“Those guys 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.”