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Afro Celebrity: Super Eagles player Ogenyi Onazi recounts catching thief in Rome

Afro celebrity, Ogenyi Onazi, who plays for the Italian team, Super Eagles, tells us spectacular experience catching a thief in the streets of Rome as he raced down them to apprehend the culprit who had just robbed a female tourist. Onazi described the whole scenario during an interview chat with Radio station Brila FM live of Instagram as he described the spectacle. He even added that he made headlines for this heroic act.

“I was having dinner with my brother near Termini Station and there were some tourists, men and women, sitting next to us. The men, probably their husbands were half-way drunk already, right behind us. 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 when he had already snatched the tourist’s wallet and runoff. ‘I noticed it, so I ran after him, but stayed on the other side of the street. I ran for 300 meters, the mugger left the bag under a car, but I saw him. 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.”

After bringing the bag back to the lady, the Afro celebrity said they left as the issue had already been resolved.