Hiannick Kamba who was presumed dead after his involvement in an alleged car accident has been reportedly found alive and doing fine.
Kamba who was team mate of current Bayern and German skipper Manuel Neuer at Schalke Youth side was reported dead on January 9, 2016 in a car accident in his native country Congo.
But after 4 years and 4 months, Kamba has been spotted in the Ruhr area of Germany. Prosecutors have now launched an investigation into the incident.
According to Anette Milk, who’s the prosecutor, Kamba did not fake his death, 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.
Prosecutors have opened into the matter, and Kamba’s ex-wife who’s 39 and has a 10 year old son with him is being investigated. She’s said to have collected a six-figure life insurance payment after Kamba’s supposed death.
Kamba’s wife after realizing she was eligible for an insurance when the news of his death broke produced a death certificate to secure a huge pay out. However she’s accused of fraud, with reports stating that the documents may have been forged or procured through corruption.
She has defended her innocence, saying she only found out about the insurance after being told of his death, she also added that the documents she provided where legitimate.
It was also reported that Kamba in 2018 submitted an application to return to Germany, but the application didn’t fall through until recently that he returned to Germany and settled in Gelsenkirchen.
Kamba is currently working as a chemical technician for an energy supply company.
The Congolese’s wife will soon face trail, Kamba will be called as a witness as there are no charges against him.
Kamba’s family came to Germany in 1986. However, they were deported back to Congo in 2005, Kamba was allowed to stay in Germany due to his status as a Schalke youth player, which gave him asylum and residency rights.
Kamba was playing for eighth-tier German side VFB Huls at the time of his disappearance.