Delta state government-owned Warri Wolves Football Club has been dealt with a huge blow on Friday after armed robbers attacked their officials and cart away millions of naira players’ bonuses.
Warri Wolves FC players
According to a new report by TheCable News, suspected armed robbers attacked officials of the Warri Wolves Football Club on Friday, seizing N3.5 million out of the bonus meant for the players.
A close source to the club disclosed the incident to a correspondent saying that the officials were waylaid while returning from the bank where they went to withdraw money.
The spokesman of the club owned by the Delta state government, Azuka Chiamaka, was said to be among the officials involved in the attack.
“The incident happened last week Friday, but they have been trying to prevent the information from spreading.
“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 attackers were said to be dressed in military uniform,” the source said.
Chiamaka declined to comment on the issue, saying he was at a meeting, but Celestina Kalu, spokeswoman of the Delta state police command, confirmed the incident, and said investigation was ongoing.