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Kanu almost ‘broke down’ in tears after his medals and Olympic torch were stolen from his property in Lagos.

Kanu in tears as Arsenal medals & Olympic torch were stolen

  • Kanu almost ‘broke down’ in tears after his medals and Olympic torch were stolen from his property in Lagos.

Kanu almost ‘broke down’ in tears after his medals and Olympic torch were stolen from his property in Lagos.

The Nigerian won several huge honours during his time with the Gunners and other clubs.

He won the Premier League and FA Cup twice during his time in north London as well as a community shield.

He also won the Champions League with Ajax and the UEFA Cup with Inter Milan.

Now, he’s at the centre of drama in his home country.

  • “I cannot understand why this happened to me”

“I cannot understand why this happened to me”

That is because his medal collection and Olympic torch have been stolen.

It is said that the theft could be in relation to a hotel that Kanu owns which has been embroiled in a legal case.

“This is the saddest day of my life as I cannot understand why this happened to me,” Kanu explained 

“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.”

Kanu Nwankwo

Our branch spoke more about the legal case and explained how Kanu almost ‘broke down’ in tears.

They explain that the court case over his hotel has been going on since 2015 and it is over an alleged unrepaid bank loan.

However, a decision over the case has not yet been made and renovation is already going on at the hotel.

There were also some more quotes from Kanu himself.

“I am Kanu Nwankwo not a foreigner,” he explained.

“Right now I need my medals because they are what I will show my children that I served the country with all my heart when they grow up.

“They broke into my hotel without permission from the court. This is an injustice to me for a country I gave my best.”