Greek Police Arrest Man United Star Harry Maguire

 In this file photo taken on July 26, 2020 Manchester United’s English defender Harry Maguire reacts during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England. Oli SCARFF / POOL / AFP

 

 

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been arrested on the Greek tourist island of Mykonos for an alleged assault and attacking officers, police said Friday.

United said in a brief statement they were “aware of an alleged incident involving Harry Maguire in Mykonos last night.”

“Contact has been made with Harry, and he is fully cooperating with the Greek authorities.

“At this time we will be making no further comment,” the club added.

A police officer in Syros, the capital of the island group that includes Mykonos, confirmed that the suspects are “three British men, including a British football club player” but did not name Maguire.

The Syros officer said four Mykonos officers had sustained slight injuries in the fracas. The suspects are also accused of resisting arrest and verbally insulting and threatening the arresting officers, he said.

He said Mykonos police had been called to break up a fight between two groups late on Thursday.

Greek state agency ANA said a fight had broken out between British tourists outside a bar.

The agency identified the suspects as Maguire, his brother and a friend.

ANA said the police had asked the suspects to follow them to the police station with the van but when they arrived, they attempted to flee.

They will appear before a Syros prosecutor later Friday, the Syros officer said.

AFP

LG Polls: Abia Govt. Directs Civil Servants To Stay At Home

FCT election -INEC.Amosun. Ogun poolsAbia State has declared December 21, a ‘stay-at-home and work-free day’ for workers in the state civil service to enable them participate in the Local Government election.

In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Strategy, Mr Bonnie Iwuoha, the government, however, said that movement was not restricted, as inhabitants of the state and the public were free to go about their normal and lawful duties.

“The work-free day is to offer workers with the Abia State Civil Service, who registered in their villages, the opportunity to go home and cast their votes,” the statement read.

It further said that the decision to make the day a work free day was to ensure that no electorate was disenfranchise.

The state government further advised citizens, especially the youths, to maintain peace, as they go about casting their votes for their preferred candidates in the Local Government elections.

The police and other security agencies were also advised to protect all citizens and ensure that law and order are maintained.

The Police said it had made provision for adequate security during the election.

Police Rescue, Return Four-Year-Old Boy To Parents

Police Rescue, Return Four-Year-Old Boy To ParentsThe Police in Abia state say their intelligence-led policing and visibility policing have led to the arrest two suspects involved in stealing and trafficking of a four-year-old boy.

The CP Adeleye who returned the boy to the parents, frowned at the spate of child stealing which he described as a crime against humanity.

At the parade of the suspected child traffickers at the officer mess, Umuahia, the Commissioner of Police, Adeleye Oyebade disclosed that there is no hideout in the state for such criminals and urged the public to seek out the proper and conventional adoption services.

“I have said it, that there are crime that are against inhumanity, child trafficking, child selling, baby factories, are crimes that you do not want to hear about because they are demeaning and done out of wickedness,

“But the police command in Abia are going to fight them until the perpetrators desist from such act.Police Rescue, Return Four-Year-Old Boy To Parents

“I want to urge all parents to monitor their children to ensure that the care given to them would be such that there would be no temptation whatsoever to sell or buy the children under whatever circumstance

“I want to warn that I will not close my eyes to such criminal act and I have directed the officers of the command to apprehend anybody involved. Enough is enough.

“Follow the right procedure, go to the adoption services if you need a child,” he said,” he said.

Meanwhile, it was all tears for the one of the suspect, a 50-year-old Mrs Chioma Ohajimmadu who lamented that she had two girls and desperately wanted a boy by all means.

The Abia State Police Command in its  determination to rid the state of criminals says it has adopted strategies aimed at facilitating its position on crime management, the implementation of which have assisted the police command in the performance of its constitutional duties.