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Players of the Warri Wolves Football Club are in for more trouble, as dare devil robbers has allegedly carted away nearly N3.5 million, meant for the settlement of unpaid winning allowances and up keep of the players.
The suspected armed robbers reportedly attacked officials of the Warri Wolves Football Club on Friday, seizing the N3.5 million out of the bonus meant for the players.
The robbery incident which occurred within Enerhen road area in the heart of the city, saw a three man robbery gang accosting the officials of the team who had gone to withdraw the money at gunpoint on their way to the office after making the withdrawal from one of the new generation banks operating in that area.
According to sources: “After making the withdrawal and making their way to the office, a three-man armed robbery gang, closed in on the vehicle the officials were driving in and collect part of the total sum withdrawn at gun point.
“The robbers who were were said to be dressed in military uniform attacked the vehicle conveying both the team Manager, identified as Gordon, and the teams media officer, Azuka Chiamaka, around Enerhen Motel, along Enerhen Road, Uvwie council area of Delta state and immediately demanded the money from them with a threat for them to comply with their directive if they value their lives.
“The officials had left the bank opposite Urhobo College, and were so close to Peabody Hotels, in Uvwie local government area, when they were attacked. The players lodged in the hotel.”
The General Manager of the club, Moses Etu and the Club Spokesman, Mr. Azuka Chiamaka have however refused to speak on the ugly incident.
A close source to the club disclosed that, “The incident happened last week Friday, but they have been trying to prevent the information from spreading.
Meanwhile, the Delta state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Celestina Kalu (SP), has confirmed the incident and said the police have commenced investigations.
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