NIGERIAN international, Nwankwo Kanu was robbed of £6.4million by a crooked financial adviser, it was claimed on Saturday. The £45,000-a-week Portsmouth star is trying to avoid repossession of five buy-to-let properties. His money problems are detailed in court documents obtained by The Sun. Kanu, 31, claims in a High Court writ he was swindled by an adviser from his native Nigeria. The 42-year-old man, whose whereabouts was unknown, raided his accounts 56 times over a two-year period from December 2003. The largest payment was £1.25million in October 2004. Kanu claims the man told him the money was needed for legitimate commercial purposes. The alleged conman’s wife is accused of helping in the fraud. Kanu is demanding all his money, assets bought with the cash, and profits made by the couple. He issued the writ in 2006 but it has never been made public before. The couple denied wrongdoing and had until last January to lodge a defence but failed to do so. No notice of discontinuance has been filed with the High Court, meaning the case is still active – although a lawyer for the business manager claims otherwise. The couple has not been charged with a criminal offence. Kanu is desperately trying to stop lenders seizing property including his £4million home in Barnet, North London. He refused to comment on the issue when contacted.
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