England ace John Fashanu locked in Nigerian prison after being involved in scam to sell land

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The former Wimbledon player was arrested by authorities because he was involved in a scam to flog land that wasn’t for sale.

Former Wimbledon star John Fashanu was locked behind bars in Nigeria

John Fashanu (left) was accused of pocketing £23,000 in a scam

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John Fashanu (left) was accused of pocketing £23,000 in a scam

Fashanu was behind bars for two days until he was released on July 19 on bail.

According to the Mirror, police turned up at his home in the capital Abuja and was arrested on suspicion of “criminal conspiracy.”

It is believed that the 54-year-old pocketed £23,000 in the dodgy scam after acting for a friend who was looking to buy land.

Fashanu has reportedly agreed to pay back the money but has denied any wrongdoing.

A friend of the former footballer told the Mirror: “This is a business deal between friends that has gone south and the police were asked to basically mediate.

“It will all be sorted very quickly. It was a just a business deal.”

John Fashanu (right) has been a TV personality after hanging up his boots

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John Fashanu (right) has been a TV personality after hanging up his boots

The 54-year-old spent two days locked up before his release

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The 54-year-old spent two days locked up before his release
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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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