Five years passed from the moment the Bundesliga sadly announced the passing of Hiannick Kamba, who was part of the lower divisions of Schalke 04 and went through several teams of the rise of German football.
That January 9, 2016, football player would have faked his death in a traffic accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in what many saw as a plan to collect on the life insurance he had taken out in 2015 with his wife.
Today, the 35-year-old Congolese isaccused of an alleged millionaire fraud and will be tried in the Essen Regional Court, despite completely denying the claims against him.
It all started at the beginning of 2015, when he was a member of the German Yeg Hassel. He, accompanied by his wife, was going to sign an insurance policy amounting to 1.2 million euros, an agreement that was reached after the footballer initially proposed that it be four million and ended up being rejected.
The following year the player went to visit his homeland and landed in Kanisha (capital) and a few days later his relatives were going to receive the worst news: Kamba had died in a traffic accident.
Through tears, her partner I was going to receive the agreed million euros with the insurance agency as compensation.
He was never heard from again until last year he was found working in a factory energy in the Ruhr area, northwestern Germany. “Kamba claims that he was abandoned by some friends overnight in the Congo in January 2016 and they left him without documents, money and a telephone,” he explained in dialogue with Bild prosecutor Anette Milk, in charge of the case. The former soccer player claimed that he had been kidnapped.
Another of the curiosities of the subject was that in 2018, the player himself would have contacted the embassy to warn that the information about his death was false.
As of his reappearance alive, the case began to be carefully investigated, in which his partner is also involved, who was summoned to answer in court for being an accomplice from what has occured.
She, however, refused to testify: “She was shocked when she received the news of her husband’s death. And she was just as moved when he turned up alive years later, ”explained her defense attorney on the first day of the trial.
The main defendant, meanwhile, refused to answer questions about his disappearance and about the relationship he currently had with his partner. Too He refused to explain whether he benefited from the money collected from life insurance.