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‘I Was Set Up’- Sam Sodje Insists Allegation Of Money Laundering Against Him Was False

‘I Was Set Up’- Sam Sodje Insists Allegation Of Money Laundering Against Him Was False

Former Super Eagles defender, Sam Sodje says the bribery allegations leveled against him in 2013 by some unscrupulous elements were totally untrue.

Recall that Sodje was allegedly accused of laundering more than £30,000 in criminal cash after companies were tricked into handing over money in an international scam.

The ex-Reading defender was alleged to have funneled dirty money through his own bank account to wash away traces of its link to the fraud.

However, Sodje who made his competitive debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 CAF Third Round 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over Kenya in June 2009, told Punch in an interview that he was framed up for reasons he could not explain.

Fondly called Super Sam in his active days and also a proud member of the Sodje family football dynasty, the ex-Leeds United revealed that he never laundered any money throughout the cause of his football career.

“There was a video that came out in 2013 claiming I demanded money to fix matches. There were two individuals in that video, one was saying I looked like a criminal but he was the one who went to jail for 18 months, I didn’t,” Sodje said.

“Sincerely, it wasn’t a good time in my life. It was very bad and I was down as well. It was one moment that made me bitter. If my name was Mark Smith maybe I would not have suffered such disrespect at that time.

“Those who know me well will understand I will never do such.

“It was a setup. I never laundered money at any point in my career. If you know the bigger picture you will be amazed at what people could do to bring you down because of your colour.”

“My lawyer told me after the final hearing that I had not won, but whatever I did afterward was my victory. It happened seven years ago and I have learnt a lot from it. I’m doing very well now with my life after football.”


By Augustie Akhilomen

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • Chima E Samuels 4 months ago

    I remember vividly how drey led a campaign of insults against this dude when the news came out, calling him names and criminal agent like they always do with today to the there ex internationals including Siasia. I will keep saying it if you are not close to an event shut your mouth. Many people get their lies from bloggers and come here to spit ignorance. Sam would have added values to our sports but now he needs to go far and stay safe out of sports.

     
    • Dr Banks 4 months ago

      Same reason you should not be castigating anyone’s past opinion simply based on what you read above. “Set up” my foot………….there’s no smoke without fire. Or do you expect him to come out to say he was guilty as charged?

       
    • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

      Hahahahahaha….Vivid liar…!!! You can remember vividly in 2013 when this news came out…??? LMAO. Can you swear by your mother that you or Dr.Drey had started commenting actively on CSN as far back as 2013 when this news came out…??? LMAO. Bloody liar…LMAO….he remembered vividly how drey led a campaign of insults against this dude when the news came out….LMAO. Agent of Darkness…..LMAO. Fool is just looking for Dr.Drey’s name to tarnish.

      https://www.completesports.com/sodjes-released-on-bail-over-spot-fixing-allegation/

      This is the earliest known report on the matter be CSN with Dr.Drey’s name or comment blatantly missing.

      https://www.completesports.com/ex-eagles-star-efe-sodje-brothers-get-jail-terms-in-england-for-siphoning-familys-charitys-money/

      This is another relatively recent scandal involving the Sodje brothers which Dr.Drey never commented on.

      One useless fool here thinks Dr.Drey doesn’t know when and what he comments about….LMAO. Young man, I know what I stand for….I dont stand for just anything neither am I a ‘bandwagoner’. I stand out with my views and stand by them no matter whose ox is gored and posterity always judges me to be right. So if you think you and any of your fellow liars on this forum can take advantage of hindsight to tell big lies against me then you are all done for….LMAO.

      Congratulations to you for just disgracing yourself and showing what a blatant liar you are….LMAO. Later you will claim your are a father….lmao…I wonder what ethos you have to pass down to those innocent kids who call you father.
      Idiot.

      Some people cannot help their jealousy and hatred for Dr.Drey anymore o…..LMAOOOoooo. You for kuku say you remember vividly in 1960 when Dr.Drey insulted Lord Lugard in Daily Times Newspapers….LMAO. Olodo.

       
  • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

    Hahahahahaha….Vivid liar…!!! You can remember vividly in 2013 when this news came out…??? LMAO. Can you swear by your mother that you or Dr.Drey had started commenting actively on CSN as far back as 2013 when this news came out…??? LMAO. Bloody liar…LMAO….he remembered vividly how drey led a campaign of insults against this dude when the news came out….LMAO. Agent of Darkness…..LMAO. Fool is just looking for Dr.Drey’s name to tarnish.

    This is the earliest known report on the matter by CSN, with Dr.Drey’s name or comment blatantly missing.

    completesports.com/sodjes-released-on-bail-over-spot-fixing-allegation/

    This is another link to another relatively recent scandal involving the Sodje brothers which Dr.Drey never commented on.

    completesports.com/ex-eagles-star-efe-sodje-brothers-get-jail-terms-in-england-for-siphoning-familys-charitys-money/

    Anybody can pls copy and paste the above links in their browsers and see for yourselves. So pls Chima Eberibe Samuels, tell us or show us which links you “vividly remember”, you Bastard.

    One useless fool here thinks Dr.Drey doesn’t know when and what he comments about….LMAO. Young man, I know what I stand for….I dont stand for just anything neither am I a ‘bandwagoner’. I stand out with my views and stand by them no matter whose ox is gored and posterity always judges me to be right. So if you think you and any of your fellow liars on this forum can take advantage of hindsight to tell big lies against me then you are all done for….LMAO.

    Congratulations to you for just disgracing yourself and showing what a blatant liar you are….LMAO. Later you will claim your are a father….lmao…I wonder what ethos you have to pass down to those innocent kids who call you father.
    Idiot.

    Some people cannot help their jealousy and hatred for Dr.Drey anymore o…..LMAOOOoooo. You for kuku say you remember vividly in 1960 when Dr.Drey insulted Lord Lugard in Daily Times Newspapers….LMAO. Olodo.

    Tell them to go bring out proof of their lies now, they will tell you they dont live on the internet….LMAO

     
  • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

    Hehehehe….accuser of the brethren has suddenly gone dumb….LMAO. Mr “vivid rememberer” don disapia as usual after being called to give account of his stewardship …! LMAOOoooo.