by Dolapo Adelana
Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa is set to take up legal action over reports that he was arrested for beating up his wife on her birthday.
Musa who described the reports as “inaccurate” was questioned by Leicestershire police in the early hours of Wednesday morning after they were called to a disturbance at his home in Countesthorpe.
His agent, Tony Harris insisted that reports of Musa’s arrest had been exaggerated.
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“A row ensued between Musa and Jamila which drew the attention of neighbours and the police were notified,” said Tony Harris.
“The police duly spoke with Musa along with a couple of witnesses in the house and have since closed the matter with no further action whatsoever as there is no case to answer. No charges were brought against Musa or his wife.
“It’s normal for a couple to have a bit of a row now and again, however, Musa did not at any point hit his wife nor was he attacked by her. It was a mere domestic issue which has now been resolved and they are now talking again.”
Harris added, “Everyone knows Musa is a jolly good fellow. He doesn’t drink or smoke, doesn’t party and has never been in trouble with the police all his life. He couldn’t harm a fly.”
Musa is said to be in touch with his legal representatives to discuss potential action.
A statement from Leicester City on Thursday said Musa would be asked to explain what happened when he is due back in for training on Friday.
“We are aware that Ahmed Musa has today [Wednesday] cooperated with a police inquiry relating to a disturbance in the early hours of this morning,” read the statement.
“The inquiry has since been closed and no further action is to be taken. We see no reason for formal action internally, though Ahmed will be given the opportunity to discuss the matter with football management when the squad returns to training on Friday.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.