The Russian Police have recovered the £8,250 stolen from former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo, at an airport in Russia.
Kanu, 41,had been robbed by two loaders at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport after he landed in Russia from London ahead of the 2018 World Cup tournament.
Papilo, as he is fondly called had arrived in Kaliningrad for a World Cup curtain raiser game organised by FIFA when he discovered his money was missing and reported to the Russian authorities.
Spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, Lt-Col Irina Volk, who confirmed the incident said the money was stolen by two loaders and promised it will be returned to the football legend.
A source close to the former Arsenal forward confirmed on Monday, that the money has been returned to the former Nigerian skipper.
“Yes Papilo is grateful. The Russia police and security agencies were very helpful. They recovered it in hours and returned the money to him,” the source is quoted to have said.