Former Super Eagles Captain, Nwankwo Kanu has decried the fate of his property, Hardley Apartments, which is now under the control of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, (AMCON).
Kanu owns Hardley Apartments which is located at No. 46 Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Off Elsie Femi – Pearse Crescent, Off Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos but was put under the temporary possession of AMCON by an ex parte order of a court on account of indebtedness.
However, the Hardley Apartments was seen wearing a new look when the two-time African Footballer of the Year visited the premises yesterday
Kanu argued that since the case was still awaiting final judgment at the Federal High Court Lagos on the 31st of January 2019, AMCON had no right to begin work on the property.
“I was notified that my hotel is currently under renovation when the case is still in court,” the former Super Eagles captain said in an exclusive interview with Completesports.
“I came here to establish that my property has been taken over while the case is still in court. Ideally, nobody should be allowed into the premises since the matter is still in court, but this is different.”
“I have served this country for over 16 years winning laurels and this premises housed all my medals which I won during my playing career, the Olympic torch which I carried in honour of the country in 2012, and memorable pictures are all here but I hope they are not all gone.”
“They should please hand them over to me because my kids will need to see them for posterity.”
“For three years this place was locked up, and that has deprived 528 kids an opportunity to receive good medical health care. They should not jump the gun nor pre-empt the court verdict.”
This comes at the back drop of Nigeria’s negligence and lack of respect for its retired sportsmen and women which has been a topic of discussion for a decade now.
Meanwhile, AMCON is yet to make any statement on the matter or respond to Kanu’s complaint.
By Chineze Ogugua