Robbers raid Onazi’s Jos home, assault father

Robbers raid Onazi’s Jos home, assault father


The Nigerian home of Trabzonspor midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, was on Monday attacked by four armed robbers who made away with valuables and left behind psychological pains.

Sources told The Point that some of the highly prized items made away with include a white Toyota Highlander and an undisclosed amount of cash."

Our source said after the robbers gained entry into the footballer’s Jos home, they also assaulted his father.

The 23-year-old midfielder, who spoke on the incident from his base in Turkey, disclosed that the robbers pretended to be courier men when his father approached them.

Onazi was quoted as saying that, the robbers left a message saying that, "this is a first in a series of attacks" they will carry out on his household.

"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," Onazi said.