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From Egypt, Kanu alleges improper take-over of hotel


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Super Eagles’ Ambassador and former Nigerian international, Nwankwo Kanu has cried out over what he described as improper take over of his hotel, Hardley Apartments located on Waziri Ibrahim Crescent at Victoria Island, Lagos.

Kanu alleged that despite a Federal High Court order locking up the hotel due to an unresolved issue with AMCON dating 2015, strangers have since taken over the hotel, adding that his latest findings indicate that normal business has since resumed there.

“I got news of this with utmost sadness, especially after all the emotional stress I endured in recent months at ensuring that I got the court injunction for the trespassers to vacate the property,” Kanu said yesterday evening from Cairo, Egypt where he is on a national duty to motivate the Eagles to AFCON 2019 success.

“I honestly do not understand this act of lawlessness and impunity and I hope these trespassers would be taught the lesson that they deserve,” he added.

Kanu said he had barely celebrated Nigeria’s victory over South Africa in the AFCON quarterfinal on Wednesday when he received the news from Nigeria. “This has really dampened my morale,” he added.

Hearing on the case had come up at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on June 17, but sitting did not hold after which the matter was adjourned till October 15, as necessitated by the current vacation in the judiciary.

In February, Kanu had alleged that some of his valuables were stolen from the hotel during the ‘illegal occupation of the property.’ Some of the valuables, he said, included his trophies and medals he had won during his active playing days.

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