- Ogenyi Onazi played for Italian club Lazio for six years
- The 27-year-old has narrated how he once caught a thief on the streets of Rome
- Onazi claimed he raced after the thug for about 300metres
Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has narrated how he chased a thief down the streets of Rome to apprehend the culprit who had just robbed an unsuspecting female tourist.
The 27-year-old spent five seasons with Italian club Lazio between 2011 and 2016 where he scored two goals in 110 appearances before he joined Turkish club Trabzonspor.
In a live Instagram chat with Nigerian radio station Brila FM, Onazi described the moment as spectacular adding that he made the headlines for the act.
“I was having dinner with my brother near Termini Station and there were some tourists.
“I saw a boy and immediately felt due to his suspicious behaviour that he wanted to steal something. I told my brother to take my wallets and keys to the car because I don’t know if I am the target.
“I didn’t even have time to tell my brother that he had already snatched the tourist’s wallet and runoff.
“I chased him down and brought him back to the restaurant, avoiding the ire of the people around there.
“I told the restaurant owner to call the police and we brought the bag back to the lady. She was in tears and she thanked me because she had like Four thousand pounds that was meant for their shopping and tickets in the bag."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Ogenyi Onazi is not slowing down with his investment in properties as latest reports have it that the Denizlispor of Turkey midfielder has acquired a new mansion in Lagos.
According to Nigerian outlet Futball Galore, the exotic house is located in the eyebrow area of Lekki where rich celebrities, footballers as well as politicians live.
It was gathered that the 27-year-old former Lazio of Italy sensation purchased the new house in celebration of the fourth-year wedding anniversary with his lovely wife Sandra.
Ogunjimi described Onazi as one of the very few Nigerian players who have continued to make the right decisions for future purposes.
Onazi joined Turkish Super League side Denizlispor as a free agent hours after announcing his departure from Trabzonspor in January.
And according to Onazi, he helped Anthony Nwakaeme and John Mikel Obi secure contracts with his former club Trabzonspor.
The Super midfielder who left the Turkish giants in January 2020, to Denizlispor open up that the Turkish giants asked for his opinion before handing his countrymen their respective contracts.
The former Lazio star added that Trabzonspor the president also inquired about Mikel from him after the former Super Eagles captain's contract ended with Championship side Middlesbrough.
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