John Fashanu Arrested by Police After Unlicensed Gun is Found at His Abuja Home

Published 4 years ago by: Giwa bayo
at 10:44 AM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)

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Football legend, John Fashanu is in the news yet again. While his bitter divorce battle rages on, another controversy has emerged. Police authorities have questioned Fashanu after they found an unlicensed weapon at his 20-room mansion in Abuja during a raid.
The report further states:
Twenty officers stormed the mansion with a search warrant on Saturday. They seized the gun, believed to be capable of firing up to 30 rounds, as well as “five passports” before taking him to the city’s central station to be questioned. It is understood the former Wimbledon and England striker made a statement before being released from custody after nearly six hours.
He is now due to return there by Monday.

Speaking exclusively to Gistmania, Fashanu, 52, said: “I was not arrested - I went to the police station voluntarily. “I’ll go back tomorrow morning to the police station. I expect to pay a fine. “It was an old fashioned firearm. I don’t actually know what model it is - it’s like a stub gun.” Fashanu, who is preparing to fight a bitter divorce case against his estranged wife Abigail at Nigeria’s High Court, claimed she called in cops in revenge for him ending their marriage. He added: “She is trying to do anything to get back at me. They raided my house after she filed a petition with the police. She needs to move on.
“The gun should have been licensed. I made a mistake and I hold my hands up to that. “I have the five passports because they belong to young footballers from my academy. It’s no problem
.” Police agreed to release Fashanu after detaining his 2014 edition black land cruiser jeep as surety. It is understood police raided Fashanu's home after his estranged wife Abigail filed a statement accusing him of having an illegal firearm and a number of young footballers from his academy also filed complaints accusing him of stealing their money.

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Ken1230 at 11:25 AM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Can he do such in London and go free? I doubt and here he is talking as if he is owner of Nigeria.
asobcom at 11:27 AM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Battle line have just ...
joromy at 12:59 PM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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echeeche at 01:29 PM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Nawo oh but why
dareper at 04:55 PM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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"Police agreed to release him after detaining his 2014 black land cruiser as surety" in naija anything can happen.
DeboNero at 06:12 PM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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He has just started. He's femi fani-kayode's lieutenant. He has just started!
DRraze at 06:38 PM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Wanting for Buhari
Oways at 07:06 PM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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zoe61 at 08:55 PM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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he could have licensed it
beneno at 09:47 PM, 1/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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innocentbola at 12:42 AM, 2/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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