Ex-Nigeria Captain Oruma Recovers From Mental Problems

Former victorious Golden Eaglets captain, Wilson Oruma, has been reportedly a given clean bill of health after he was reported to have suffered psychological trauma when he was allegedly duped by some fraudsters in 2012.

According to New Telegraph Online, the ex-international footballer was invited by a Pentecostal Pastor to a private meeting in the church to enable him acquire more investments. It was reported that the two-time African Nations Cup bronze medalist was introduced to the fraudster by the said Pastor and was convinced to pump money into an oil business.

Oruma, who did not suspect any foul play, as the Pastor kept assuring him that the people he introduced to him are credible and God-fearing businessmen, made no consultations with friends and lawyers as he kept it to himself.

It was reported that the ex-soccer paid the sum of N1.2billion into a dedicated bank account given to him to make payments, but was later surprised when the people failed to respond to his calls or update him on the said business. Also, the Pastor later absolved himself from the whole mess, which traumatised the former footballer.

He was said to have later started acting funny, destroying things around him. It was further reported that his family members made effort to seek spiritual help, including from the Pastor that caused him the problem in the first instance.

According to Oruma’s kid brother, Dominic, a former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles goalkeeper; “Wilson is recovering fast, he now recognizes his family members and he has returned to his house in VGC under the care of his wife. We are very happy about this.

“It was not easy seeing him suffer so much in the last two years after his money was taken away. We give God the glory for the gift of healing. He has told us not to press charges against the pastor who brought fraudsters to dupe him heavily as he said the incident is now in the past. Another good thing is that all his properties are intact and most of his major investments are doing fine.”

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