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Former England footballer imprisoned in Nigeria

TROUBLE: John Fashanu

FORMER WIMBLEDON Football Club player John Fashanu was arrested at his home in Abuja on July 17 after being charged of selling an estate that wasn’t on the market.

According to Nigerian Watch Newspaper, police authorities arrested the 54 year-old on alleged ‘criminal conspiracy’ and he was taken to prison where he stayed for two days before being discharged on bail.

Speaking on the arrest, Police Deputy Inspector General Hyacinth Dagala said:

“John Fashanu was arrested on July 17 in connection with an allegation of criminal conspiracy and obtaining the sum of N9,550,000 (£23,000) under false pretence.”

“He was granted administrative bail on July 18 but because of his inability to produce the requisite surety on that day, he remained in detention until July 19 when he was released”’

Fashanu denied all charges.

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