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Prince Joseph Asiegbo (born October 4, 1979, in Lagos) is the son of King Eze Young Ogbonna of Abia State, Obeyin of Nigeria.

Early life[edit | edit source]

In Nigeria he is known as Prince Joe, and he received his formal education in Nigeria until his mother became aware of an assassination plot against him.

Asiegbo's mother contacted a relative who owned a professional soccer team, and he was sent to Europe. He played professional soccer in England and Germany for eight years.[citation needed]

He returned to Nigeria to finish college and received a University degree.

United States Army[edit | edit source]

In 2005, Asiegbo decided to enlist in the United States Army. In August 2005, he was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 329th Infantry Regiment.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "I want to make sure I am on the team that takes out unrest in the world," he said. "My loyalty is to the U.S. Army right now and not to my father's throne."
  • "As I stood by the dead body, I made the promise that I would never see somebody die and not do anything;"
  • "I wanted to be part of making peace, because it was the military men that saved us that day."

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