Why former Super Eagles was arrested in Sweden

Dickson Etuhu was arrested after allegedly being involved in a scuffle with security guards and police officers

Dickson Etuhu

Former Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Etuhu is having a running with the law in Sweden and was arrested on Sunday, November 1.

The former Fulham midfielder was arrested after allegedly being involved in a scuffle with security guards and police officers outside a night club.

Etuhu now plays for ALK, based in Stockholm in Sweden.

The scuffle started at the midfielder with two of his friends were said to have been denied entrance at the club.

He confirmed the incident in a statement through his club and admitted his part in the altercation.

“I want to confirm that I am the AIK player that was involved in the incident that has been reported in the media during the last two days,” he said.

“I’m coming forward because I don’t want any more speculation surrounding my team-mates about who was involved and I have always stood up for my actions.

I have talked to my club and the police about what in my opinion happened on Sunday night, and I will today file a report to the police about what I believe caused the incident and the way the security staff acted. I have no further comments since it is now an ongoing police investigation.”

Etuhu spent 14 years playing in England with the likes of Sunderland, Fulham and Nowich.

The 33-year-old midfielder first played for the Super Eagles in 2007 and went on to represent Nigeria in two African Cup of Nations (2008 and 2010) and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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