Anyabolu, popularly called Changa or Chassis, moved to Brazil from his original abode in Thailand.
One of Anyabolu’s associates in Brazil, one Daniel and his partner named Ezenwa, who are also Nigerians from Nnewi had allegedly conspired to dupe the ex-footballer of goods worth several millions of dollars.
Reports say the goods were supplied to Anyabolu by other business partners but that when the ex-footballer failed to remit profits made from the transactions, his business partner started threatening to arrest him if by March 16th he fails to pay back their money or return goods supplied top him.
An eyewitness said,
“The ex-footballer was disturbed by the threat from his partners and this forced him to start searching the whole of Brazil for the criminal duo of Daniel and Ezenwa. After weeks of searching, the ex-footballer got information that one of his friends who duped him was sighted in a building in the city centre.
“Anyabolu, invited the police who joined him to apprehend his criminal friends at the building where one of them was sighted. Ezenwa, was arrested in one of the top floors of the building. But while being taken to the police vehicle, a smart Ezenwa escaped and jumped through the window from the third floor. A shocked Anyabolu and the policeman in hot pursuit jumped after the escaping Ezenwa who was familiar with the terrain and landed safely on a platform.
“But, Anyabolu and the policeman were not lucky as they landed badly on the hard concrete floor. The cop landed on his feet, breaking his sheen, Anyabolu, who was in his fifties landed with his head and died instantly.”