Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Oruma, suffers emotional disorder after being duped of N1.2bn

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma, is suffering an emotional disorder after he was defrauded by a pastor and some fake oil businessmen six years ago.

Oruma was the Golden Eaglets’ 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup winning captain.

Reports said after retiring from football, Oruma was lured into a fake oil business in December 2012 in which he invested a whopping sum of N1.2billion. He lost all the money.

His friend Emakpor Dibofun revealed that Oruma has not recovered from the emotional breakdown. He said he has been to several places in search of a lasting solution, but it gets worse after a bit of improvement.

A Lagos Island resident, who is familiar with Oruma’s daily routine, told The Nation that “Nigerians have forgotten Oruma. Even people on the street don’t recognize him again.

A gate-man (Name withheld) at the place where Oruma goes to eat often, said, “Most people around this Lekki area where he eats, don’t really know who he is but when you see him, you will know that this person needs help.”

“In spite of his relapse and status of mental disorder, if you approach him in a gentle way, you may get his attention because he hardly entertains probe into his privacy.

“But he is very friendly o, ” the gate-man recounted.

He continued, “He had even paid some people’s bills here before. He eats here every often and greets people with the name Jesus,” like, “do you have Jesus bro?’ and I will answer “yes I have Jesus bro.”

“But, Sometimes he walks on the street in poor clothing, with slippers, often talking to himself alone and all that…”

It has however been gathered that Oruma’s ex-teammates have launched a plan to help him.



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