The Plateau State Police Command says it has commenced investigation into incidence of armed robbery in the Jos home of Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, Punch reports.
Onazi’s home was burgled on Monday by armed men who also stole a Toyota Highlander car.
Though no life was lost, the father of the former Lazio player was reportedly beaten.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Command, ASP Terna Tyopev confirmed they had commenced serious investigation.
“The Divisional Crime Officer personally led detectives to the house and the area is now calm. We have commenced investigation into the matter.”
According to friend who spoke to the footballer from his base in Turkey, the robbers pretended to be courier men with a letter to be delivered to his father.
He said, “Those robbers came, pretending they were there to deliver a letter to my dad at about 1.40pm on Monday. But 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, and inflicted machete cuts on him.
“They told him this is the first in a series of attacks that they would 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.”
News24 can recall that former Super Eagles midfielder Fegor Ogude’s wife was kidnapped in January in Warri with a N50 million ransom demamded. She was later released.