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.


Nigerian Authors Decry Social Media Addiction Among Students

Social MediaThe National President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Mr Abdullahi Denja, has raised an alarm over students’ over-dependence on the social media which is having adverse effects on child literacy and the reading culture.

Mr Abdullahi spoke at the inauguration of the new leadership of ANA in Benue State where a lecture on the effects of social media on school age children was held ahead of its literacy week.

The association holds the believe that if the trend of over dependence and addiction of social media by school age children is not curbed, the gains of school reading campaigns would soon be eroded.

The guest lecturer, Mr Sam Ogabidu also said that research has proven that over dependence on social media has negative effects like loss of neural comprehension.

Although, the national school reading campaign has been ongoing for some years now, articulating the campaign against social media addiction among school age children has not been given priority attention.

The first task set before the newly inaugurated leadership of ANA in Benue State, therefore, is to hold the school literacy and reading campaign across the state.

The new Chairman of ANA in Benue State, Charles Iornumbe, promised to increase the awareness campaign among teenagers.