Former Super Eagles Star Wilson Oruma Now Mad and In Penury After N1.2bn Dupe

ABUJA (Sundiata Post) Former Super Eagles midfielder, Wilson Oruma has suffered emotional disorder as a result of how he was reportedly duped by an unknown pastor. Oruma, who played alongside JJ Okocha and Kanu is now broke and in a status of mental disorder six years after he was reportedly defrauded by a clergyman and some fake oil businessmen. It was learnt that Oruma eventually lost a whopping sum of N1.2 billion to an investment.

His close friend, Emakpor Dibofun has been reported to have told Complete Sports that the former Super Eagles star is yet to recover from the fortune he lost to fraudsters. Dibofun said:

“Wilson Oruma hasn’t really recovered from the emotional disorder which he suffered after he was duped.
“He has been to several places in search of a lasting solution, but it gets worse after a bit of improvement,”
he said.

Oruma featured for RC Lens, Nancy, Samsunspor, Nimes, Servette, Sochaux, Marseille and Guingamp, and Kavala FC of Greece before he retired at the age of 33 on November 26, 2010.

The midfield maestro also featured for Nigeria’s U-17, U-23 and the senior national team winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 1993, the Olympic gold in 1996 and two bronze medals at the African Cup of Nations in 2002 and 2006.