Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nigerian footballer arrested in Amsterdam

Victor Agali, a Nigerian-born footballer for Greek club Levadiakos, has been arrested at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam for carrying two fake passports, Dutch military police said on Monday.

“At passport control, on December 27, he (Agali) was found to be in possession of a fake passport,” said gendarmerie spokesman Robert van Kapel.

Upon further investigation, the 31-year-old striker in transit at Schiphol on a voyage from Lagos to Athens, turned out to have two sets of fake travel documents, said Van Kapel. “In the one, the page with his personal particulars has been modified, in the other it was the visa,” he said.

A judge will decide on Monday whether to extend the footballer’s provisional detention for further investigation. Agali has played for French teams like Marseille (1996-97), Toulon (1997-98) and Nice (2004-2005), as well as Germany’s Schalke 04 (2001-2004).

Daily Times

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