Soldiers invade Emenike's land construction site after striker purchased land for N30 million
It is being reported that Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike is currently enmeshed in a dispute with Enugu state government over 13 plots of land valued at N30 million
It is said that he acquired the plots of land for the construction of a sports academy
27 year-old Emenike was stated to have bought the land through an assistant to the Enugu State Governor, Frank Ugwunweze, who handed all documents concerning the land in Emenike's name to the striker.
Soldiers are reported to have invaded the construction site and stopped further works
"I worked hard to make my money, I know what I pass through on the pitch before I earn my living and it will be unfair if what am hearing about my land in Enugu State was true.
''About three, four months ago, I acquired 13 plots of land in Enugu State through the special assistant to Governor Sullivan Chime. And during the time of conversation of the land papers he never told me there was any problem on the land.
''He gave me all the necessary documents in my name after payment. I then directed for work to commence immediately, but the state government has directed soldiers to stop anybody from working there.
''I don't want to believe that this is fraud. I am ready to fight it all. I am not a politician and I see no reason why my money will be held by the government house.
''I have called some top government officials in Enugu, but all of them are not trying to be sincere. They could not help because the order came from the Governor.
''Nobody is trying to be sincere and as a matter of fact, I want my money back. I am very depressed that there is no confidence in investing in my country. I just don't understand the pranks,'' Emenike said
The striker who is to remain at Fenerbahce in the new season added:
''Right from time, I don't like going through government for anything.
''I prefer to do it with my money and I see no reason why my property will be held back by government.
''People go to government to get free land, but I will not do that because there is no sincerity in most of the things we do. And I will not be here and somebody takes my money, it will never happen. I just want to believe that His Excellency Governor Chime was not aware of the purchase of the land, in that case, I will like to have my money back," he said