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Nigerian FA Defends Ahmed Musa After Domestic Violence Allegations

The Nigerian FA president Amaju Pinnick has defended England-based Nigerian International Ahmed Musa following allegations of domestic violence reported by most British tabloids.

The tabloids reported that the Leicester playmaker Ahmed Musa was taken in for questioning by the Police at around 01:00 on Wednesday on allegations that he was beating his wife.

According to a report by the, Musa was arrested at his £850,000 five bedroomed property in the city’s Countesthorpe area on charges of common assault.

The Nigerian FA president Amaju Pinnick was quick to defend the player saying that the allegations were incorrect.

In a series of tweets from the Super Eagles handle,Pinnick was quoted saying,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“I’m in touch with Ahmed Musa. Reports of wife battering are false. Musa remains a responsible family man & player.[/perfectpullquote]

“Ahmed Musa, is also very committed to seeing that we realize our dreams of making it to Russia 2018 World Cup.”

Leicester FC were also on Musa’s side defending its record signing through the club’s spokesperson who covered the lid on the case saying,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We are aware that Ahmed Musa has today cooperated with a police inquiry relating to a disturbance in the early hours of this morning.[/perfectpullquote]

“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.”

The 24-year-old is married to Jamila with whom they have two young children Ahmed Jnr and Halima. No sanctions will be put on the 24-year-old by the club and he’s free to play for the side over the weekend.




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