Leicester City’s record signing and Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa was arrested and questioned by the police on Tuesday for allegedly beating his wife, Jamila, a media report in the UK said.
According to UK tabloid, The Sun, Musa was arrested and released hours after Leicester’s 2-0 triumph over Sunderland – a match he did not featured in.
“A 24-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning at his home address near Leicester on suspicion of common assault,” a spokesman for Leicestershire Police spokesman said.
Neighbours were quoted to have said the police spent up to two hours at his home before taking him away for questioning.
Two female officers reportedly visited his home later to take the statement of his wife with who he has two children.
The Nigerian international was later released.
Confirming the development, Leicester City said that they were aware of the investigation, but confirmed that they will not be taking action against the player after the matter was closed.
“We are aware that Ahmed Musa has today cooperated with a police inquiry relating to a disturbance in the early hours of this morning,” a Leicester City spokesman said.
“’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.”