Congolese footballer Hiannick Kamba who was reported dead following a car crash in 2016 has been found alive and well in Germany.
According to German publication Bild, former FC Schalke youth right-back Hiannick Kamba was found to be working as a chemical technician at an energy supplier in the city of Ruhr, Germany.
His ex-wife will now reportedly be investigated for insurance fraud after she was said to have claimed a six-figure cash amount following his death four years ago.
The story takes a dark turn after it has emerged that the 33-year-old tried alerting authorities at the German embassy in Kinshasa that he was not dead. Kamba reported he had been separated from his group of friends during a trip in his native country, and was left without any documents, money or a cellphone.
Following his so-called disappearance, which police now believe may have been planned by his ex-wife, Kamba was pronounced dead on 9 January 2016, and it is said that the former Schalke academy product will now be considered as a witness in the trial against his former partner, with whom he has a 10-year-old son.