3 Nigerian Footballers Arrested In India For Running Brothel


The India Police have revealed that three Nigerian footballers, one of whom had played in the first division of the Indian-League, were arrested on Friday along with a woman from an apartment in Garfa of south eastern Kolkata, India for allegedly running a brothel.

The arrested players are Adeola Hassan of Mohammedan Sporting, Michael Tayo and Wahid Abdullah of Kalighat Milan Sangha. The woman is alleged to be a sex worker.

⁠P.M.sports gathered that the four persons were produced before the Alipore court, which remanded them to judicial custody till 9 March, 2012.⁠

⁠A Police officer said following complaints from locals that the Nigerians were running a brothel in the area for quite some time, a raid was conducted on Friday. “Upon entering the apartment, the Police found one of the players in a compromising position with the woman,” said a report on africanoutlookonline.com.

⁠⁠Tayo had earlier played in the first tier of the I-League for Sporting Clube de Goa and Air India. The three players, it was gathered, featured in the second division of I-League this season.

⁠According to the Police, the local residents had complained that Tayo, Adeola and Wahid had allegedly teased local girls and housewives, and even tried to molest them.

The report further said that Tayo rented a flat at Purbachal near Sakti Sangha club in the Garpha area some months ago. He plays for the Kalighat Milan Samity football club and had played in the I-league for Sporting Clube De Goa and Air India. Hassan is a defender for Mohammedan Sporting and Wahid is Tayo’s teammate at Kalighat.

On Friday evening, some residents saw one of them entering the apartment with a woman and informed the Police.

The Police however turned up at the apartment, where a pornographic movie was playing on their laptop. Michael, Hasan and Wahid were arrested along with the woman, who was identified as a sex worker from Sonagachi.

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