Four years since being declared dead in a traffic crash, Hiannick Kamba has now been confirmed to be alive and well, in a shocking turn of events.
The Congolese defender, who was Manuel Neuer’s team-mate at Schalke during the goalkeeper’s period, was pronounced dead in January 2016 following an unfortunate accident in his home country.
His team announced at the time that the former Schalke youth player had died fatally in the incident, but Kamba was now discovered alive in Gelsenkirchen as authorities are now conducting an investigation.
The former Schalke defender’s ex-wife says she discovered that after the news spread, she was liable for life insurance compensation, and sent paperwork to the insurance provider to confirm his death. But now she is guilty of theft, with rumours claiming that she might have fabricated the papers.
Prosecutor Anette Milk claims a case is now being prosecuted against his ex-wife, who is reported to have received a six-figure life insurance pay-out following supposed death of Kamba. “The accused is charged with theft, but she does deny the truth. The cases remain in advance,” Milk told Bild.
“Kamba claimed that his companions deserted him during the night while on a trip to the interior of the Congo in January 2016 and took his documents, money and phones.”
Kamba, now 33, is identified as a witness in the prosecution of the crime, according to Bild.
The player sent a request to move to Germany in 2018, and recently settled back in Gelsenkirchen after a variety of barriers in the process. Now that he has relocated to Germany, the retired right-back is back at his old workplace, employed as a chemical engineer for an energy supplies firm.