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Travel agent accuses ex-Nigerian athlete of football trial fraud

Alleging that Stephen defrauded her, Onyedikanne claimed the previous approached her on the basis that she was organising trials for footballers in a international nation.

In accordance to her, the Olympian advised her to influence her customers to make payments for the trials so that their names could be processed along with other footballers that have been registering for the international trials.

Onyedikanne stated after Stephen was paid for the guarantee, she reneged on the agreement they had, and given that then, refused to refund the revenue she had gathered.

In 2021, Gladys Stephen returned from Spain she experienced been telling me that she was organising trials for footballers and inquiring me to explain to some of my purchasers to fork out as footballers, which I did,” she mentioned. “They paid N5,000 every single for registration and till now none of those preferred players or even my shoppers have still left Nigeria. They produced over N40m, shared it among the by themselves and resumed with a further demo version for N10,000 registration.

“She released me to one particular Desmond, Kenneth, and Nwosu. They lured me into paying her diverse amounts on numerous situations as they stated she was again to have the picked footballers. They are owing me a overall of N9.5m.

“They took buck payments of N6m, N450,000, N300,000, N200,000, N500,000, N150,000, and there was a time I gave them N100,000. I have records with me.

“They promised that they had been processing files for visas with the Spanish embassy, a law firm in Spain, and the Nasarawa Point out Government, but my consumers and the footballers are still in the nation,” the businesswoman extra.

Speaking even further, Onyedikanne revealed that the issue was noted to the police, right after which some suspects were being arrested.

She, on the other hand, claimed that the suspects were produced without having a refund.