Manuel Neuer’s ex-Schalke team-mate found alive and well four years after being pronounced dead, his wife has also been accused of fraud after collecting life insurance following the fake news of his death.
Former Schalke and Congolese defender Hiannick Kamba has been found to be alive and well four years after being pronounced dead in an apparent crash in his home country.
In the year 2016, his club, eighth-tier side VfB Huls, reported that Hiannick Kamba had tragically passed in the accident, but Kamba has now been found alive in Gelsenkirchen as prosecutors now launch an investigation.
Prosecutor Anette Milk says that the case is now being investigated against Kamba’s ex-wife, who is said to have collected a six-figure life insurance payment after Kamba’s supposed death.
The ex-wife claims she realised that she was eligible the life insurance payout after the news broke and presented documents to the insurance company to prove his death, reports now state that the documents may have been forged.
“The accused is accused of fraud, but she denies the fact. The proceedings are still ongoing,” Milk told Bild. “[Kamba] stated that his companions had left him during the night while on a trip to the interior of the Congo in January 2016 and they took his papers, money and telephone.”
According to Bild, Kamba, will be named as a witness in the investigation of the case. Kamba submitted an application to return to Germany in 2018 and, following a number of obstacles in the process, recently settled back in Gelsenkirchen.
The former right-back is back at his old job now that he has resettled in Germany, working as a chemical technician for an energy supply company.