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Reports that Leicester City forward assaulted his wife are 'inaccurate', says agent

Nigerian international Ahmed Musa was arrested by police hours after the Foxes’ win against Sunderland.

Ahmed Musa.
Ahmed Musa.
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Updated at 14.30

THE AGENT OF Leicester City’s Ahmeda Musa has dismissed claims he physically assaulted his wife.

According to a number of media outlets including The Independent, police received a domestic abuse complaint against the Nigeria international, who cost the Foxes a record fee of £16.6million (€19.4m) last summer.

The 24-year-old was arrested and reportedly taken away from his home by two plain-clothed women officers on Wednesday morning, before being questioned about an accusation that he assaulted spouse Jamila.

“A 24-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning at his home address near Leicester on suspicion of common assault,” a Leicestershire Police spokesman said.

A Leicester City spokesperson added: “We are aware that Ahmed Musa has today cooperated with a police inquiry relating to a disturbance in the early hours of this morning.”

“’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.”

However, the player’s agent Tony Harris has told The Guardian that an argument between Musa and his wife has been greatly-exaggerated.

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“A row ensued between Musa and Jamila which drew the attention of neighbours and the police were notified,” said 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.”

Before the arrest, Musa had taken to social media to wish his wife a message of love on her birthday.

“On this special day, may you have: All the joy, your heart can hold; All the smiles, a day can bring; And all the blessings, a life can unfold. May God bestow you with his bounties and blessings! Happy Birthday to my queen.”

He was released by police without charge. Musa has struggled this season, starting just seven games under fired Claudio Ranieri. He looks to be out of favour with new manager Craig Shakespeare at King Power Stadium.

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