Nigerian veteran footballer, John Fashanu was reportedly arrested and is currently being held in an unnamed Abuja police cell following a fraudulent land deal. The former Wimbledon and England star spent two days locked up with 200 other inmates as police investigated claims he acted as a fixer in a scam to sell plots that were not for sale.
We gathered that he was arrested at his Sun City Estate home, in Abuja, and taken in on suspicion of “criminal conspiracy”,
He was allegedly given N9,550,000 in cash to fix the deal with his “boys”. But when the new “owner” went to claim his land, it is alleged he found it not for sale and not in the hands of local chiefs.
Fashanu, who appeared as character witness in a London court for former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, during his money laundering trial in 2012, was arrested last week to explain himself before being left in a packed cell, police sources said.
Officers are now looking for the other two men said to be involved. It is believed they are still in Nigeria.