Nigerian football legend and former Super Eagles
captain, Kanu Nwankwo has reportedly recovered
his stolen £8,250 from Russian Police.
The 41-year-old Arsenal legend was recently robbed by two
loaders at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport after he landed
in Russia from London ahead of the 2018 World Cup tournament.
Kanu had arrived in Kaliningrad for a World Cup curtain raiser
game organised by FIFA when he discovered his money was
missing and reported to the Russian authorities.
Lt-Col Irina Volk , spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry,
who confirmed the incident said the money was stolen by two
loaders and promised it will be returned to the football legend.
A source close to the Nwankwo confirmed to NationSport on
Monday, that the money has been returned to the former Nigeria
“Yes Papilo is grateful. The Russia police and security agencies
were very helpful. They recovered it in hours and returned the
money to him,” the source said.

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