Efe Sodje former Nigerian Super Eagles player charged with fraud in UK

- 10/25/2016
The year 2016 has seen a lot of tragedy in Nigerian football, but not alot of embarrassment—except now.
Former Nigerian Super Eagles player Efe Sodje
Former Nigerian Super Eagles player  Efe Sodje has been charged with fraud offences in the Uk. This shocking development emerged after an investigation by the National Crime Agency, UK.

It was allegedly a joint family fraud. Efetobore Sodje, 34, Bright Sodje, 50, Samuel Sodje, 37, and Stephen Sodje, 42, were charged with fraudulent trading on Friday 21 October and bailed until 14 November 2016, when they will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court.

All wasn't as it seemed. The four brothers were arrested on 13 July after a three-year NCA investigation into 'alleged irregularities' at the Sodje Sports Foundation. Registered on March 1, 2010 and disbanded on January 2015.
Nigerian Footballer Efe Sodje and his brothers charged with fraud
The charity organization is supposedly aimed to relieve poverty, advance good health in people through the provision of facilities in playing amateur sports and the promotion of lifelong learning, leadership skills and health issues such as HIV/AIDS, drugs abuse, and nutrition,. but the NCA is accusing them of using it for other unrelated purposes—fraudulent purposes.

A beloved Nigerian footballer. Born in England, Efetobore played in the defence for the Super Eagles at the 2000 African Cup of Nations, and the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan.

In his club career he also played for teams such as Hudderfield Town, Southend United, Crewe Alexandra and Macclesfield Town.


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