Ahmed Musa threatens legal action over ‘wife beating’ reports

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The striker insists claims that he beat his wife were untrue and will now mull over taking the matter to the courts over what he perceives as libel

Ahmed Musa is considering the possibility of taking legal action after his agent, Tony Harris described information that he was arrested for beating up his wife Jamila as erroneous.

The forward, who joined Leicester City for a club record fee was quizzed by Leicestershire police in the early hours of Wednesday morning after they were called to a commotion at his home in Countesthorpe.

Musa was later released without charge after his own version of the story was backed by the police and his agent has insisted reports of the 24-year-old’s arrest hours after he had wished his wife a happy birthday on Instagram had been exaggerated.

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

“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.

“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.'' 

The Nigeria international is understood to be very upset about the way the incident was reported and has been in touch with his legal representatives to discuss potential action.

According to a club statement, Musa would be asked to explain what happened when he back in for training on Friday.

“We are aware that Ahmed Musa has today [Wednesday] cooperated with a police inquiry relating to a disturbance in the early hours of this morning,” read the statement.

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 “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 to training on Friday.”

The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at King Power Stadium since Craig Shakespeare took charge, and he has not started an English Premier League game for the Foxes since their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on February 5.

 

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