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Nigerian Olympic Athlete “Ambrose Monye” Arrested For Murder In South Africa

HE
IS regarded as one of Pretoria’s most dangerous men – the “go-to guy”
if you want someone’s legs broken or need protection via his company,
Big Dog Security.
Earlier this month, former Nigerian Olympic athlete
Ambrose Monye was acquitted of murder after beating a man to death. Now
he is back behind bars in connection with the murder of young mother
Chanelle Henning, though Suspended policeman Const Gerrit “Doepie” du
Plessis,has confessed to pulling the trigger that killed Henning, and
handed himself over to the investigating team last Monday night.

 Monye
has long been on the police’s radar for his alleged involvement in drug
dealing. But his latest brush with the law looks set to bring down the
empire he has built over the past decade he is believed to have been in
South Africa.

He competed at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games in South Korea.
Security
industry sources said that the muscular strongman went nowhere without
his burly bodyguards and struck fear in the hearts of those who crossed
him.

It’s unclear when exactly he came to South Africa. He married
a South African woman, Pontsho Khosholo, in 2001. Once a member of
Tshwane’s Metro Police, Khosholo has since died.

Investigators
involved in the Henning murder probe are now trying to piece together
how Monye ended up in South Africa and acquired South African
citizenship, and if it was all done legally.

One of the main
issues is his age. His ID number suggests he is 37 – which means he
would have participated in the Olympics at 14 – but it’s believed he is
much older.
He is understood to own several properties, but not in his own name, and frequently travelled abroad.

He
is described as aggressive and was acquitted on a charge of murder
after beating a 48-year-old motorist, Neville Olivier, to death in 2009.
He successfully argued in court that he acted in self-defence against Olivier and his three friends.

One
private investigator said Monye was known for having “a short fuse”,
saying: “He once rented a property in Pretoria and, in a fit of rage,
damaged the property extensively and ripped out the airconditioning
system … he is as strong as a beast and very dangerous.”
Monye
is registered under the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority
(PSIRA) as a Grade A officer – the highest possible qualification –
meaning he can hold a directorship in a private security company.

While
his company was meant to protect, he has had numerous brushes with the
law. However, a number of assault and other cases against him seem to
have gone nowhere.
A Pretoria-based private investigator said it
proved “Ambrose bought himself protection in the police, [as] money was
no object for this guy”.

Celebrity private investigator Mike Bolhuis described Monye as the “kingpin of Pretoria’s underworld”.

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  1. Mike Bolhuis is actually all over this for some reason and people who realy knows him tend to forget that Mike is actually much worse. I know his past since he owned the Lafragola restaurant at the Pretoria theatre. I guess people like Mike will do anything to put himself in a good view to others and eliminate any competition!!!!

    Celibrety private investigator my arse!!!! Funny when the heat got too much for Mike he did what any mafia boss does! make people believe he is the good guy……..

    I knew him since he was fat and how he got his best man "Spike" beat up almost too death. Damn underworld/criminal politics shifting blame and pointing a finger while 3 is actualy pointing back at him while he is doing so from his own hand!

    Sory about Ambrose. Guess you cant alway win. And Mike…. The law will eventually also catch on to him. Thats too say if the people he messed up doesent lol.

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