Ogenyi Onazi, 23-years-old Super Eagles midfielder was on Monday attacked by armed robbers and beat up his hapless father.
According to reports, four-man robbery gang carted away valuables including a Toyota Highlander and an undisclosed amount of cash.
It was also gathered that the footballers’ father was physically assaulted by the robbers.
Onazi who spoke to a close friend in Nigeria said the robbers disguised as courier men to gain entrance into the building.
He disclosed that the robbers also threatened to come back again.
“Those robbers came, pretending they were there to deliver a letter to my dad at about 1.40pm on Monday. But as soon as he collected their fake letter and asked where it was coming from they swooped on him, tied his hands, beat him up, inflicting machete cuts on him in the process.
“They told him this is the first in a series of attacks that they will launch on our house and that I (Onazi) will be their target the next time.
“Those guys took their time to take some valuable materials including car and some cash but I am thankful to God they didn’t do more than that.”
It was learnt that the incident has been reported to the police and Onazi’s dad has been discharged from the hospital where he had been treated for injuries inflicted on him during the nightmarish ordeal.