Karma As Former Footballer Jailed After Faking Own Death in £1million Insurance Scam

Karma As Former Footballer Jailed After Faking Own Death in £1million Insurance Scam

  • Hiannick Kamba and his wife have been sentenced to 3 years and 10 months imprisonment after the ex-player faked his own death
  • Kamba grew through the ranks at German club Schalke where he played several matches at youth level along with Manuel Neuer
  • Reports claim Kamba faked his death in 2016 and his wife was paid €1.2m (just over £1m) by the company with whom the couple had a life insurance policy

A former footballer Hiannick Kamba who once played alongside Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been sentenced by a German court.

Mirror are reporting that Kamba who featured alongside Bayern Munich goalie Manuel Neuer has bagged a jail term for his involvement in an insurance scam involving him faking his own death.

He grew through the ranks at Schalke with Neuer and featured in a number of matches at youth level, before he spent the other years of his career at several lower-league clubs.

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Hiannick Kamba jailed after faking own death. Photo: Daily Mirror
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It was gathered that Kamba retired in 2016, but reports making the rounds reveal how the 35-year-old was found to have faked his death.

The ex-player, along with his wife, have now been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for their involvement in a case which the German media describe as having a number of unanswered questions.

German outlet Bild are reporting that Kamba faked his death in 2016, only to return to Germany alive and well three years later.

His wife was paid €1.2m (just over £1m) by the company with whom the couple had a life insurance policy, while one of his former clubs - VfB Huls, who play in North Rhine-Westphalia - even published an obituary after the player's apparent death in a car crash.

However, an investigation was opened when the Congolese player was seen back in Germany.

Upon returning to Germany, Kamba explained his absence by claiming to have been kidnapped and taken to a remote Congolese village before eventually finding his way back to a German embassy, but prosecutor Hauke Schlick disputed the story.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Bayern Munich star Lucas Hernandez has been dealt a huge blow after his appeal to have his six-month jail term suspended failed.

Hernandez was slapped with the sentence back in December 2019 for breaching a restraining order stopping him from getting near his then partner Amelia Lorente.

At the time, a Madrid court ordered him not to go within 500 metres of Amelia for six months.

Having been convicted of a domestic abuse charge, he was further sentenced to 31 days of community service in March 2017.

Source: Sports Brief News

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