Previous Super Eagles striker, Nwankwo Kanu just uncovered how presumed hoodlum attacked his Hardley Apartments located along Waziri Ibrahim Crescent on Victoria Island, & carried away his football decorations, trophies, plaques & other significant things.
The hotel has been closed since 2015 after the aftermath of a supposed failure of a business dealing between it & Skye Bank (presently Polaris Bank), prompting order of lawsuit that is as yet pending at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos. The last court hearing occur in November last year afterwards the matter was postponed till 31 January 2019.
Nonetheless, a stunned Kanu, who was in London for the festive period, get information from families & business patners in the country a week ago that the Apartments, with enrollment number 509102, had been possessed by some approved people who had additionally started redesign of the office, ignoring the seal request & lawsuit, causing him to arrive the country immediately to confirm the information.
The case between former Super Eagles’ captain Nwankwo Kanu and AMCON has taken a new turn, as it became clear that some people are bent on taking over his hotel.
The hotel, Hardley Apartment, is subject of a court case over an alleged unrepaid bank loan. pic.twitter.com/1CEoYvCQ7M
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“It was a rude shock to me,” Kanu, who fought back tears at what the hitherto sprawling facility had become since the renovation started, told TheCable. I almost couldn’t recognise the hotel as belonging to me anymore. This is the saddest day of my life as I cannot understand why this happen to me when the matter has yet to be settled in court.”
“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. This is unacceptable in all ramifications. I have not been served any notice that I have lost this property and until I am served the notice, it remains my legal property,” the erstwhile Super Eagles captain stated.
“Even cars and buses belonging to the hotel can no longer be found and I wonder where they could have been moved to without my knowledge,” Kanu further said, even as he lamented how the four-year seal of the facility had adversely affected treatment for numerous patients that his Kanu Heart Foundation planned to rescue from their ailment.”
“We have used proceeds from the hotel business to effect treatment for the patients over the years and now we are being forced to seek funds elsewhere, a situation that has stalled the treatment considerably especially since 2016. During my service to this country in football up to year 2000, I made many Nigerians happy. I don’t think I deserve this sadness in retirement.”