The Nagpur police on Sunday arrested a massively in style Nigerian footballer, who absconded after coming out on bail in a visa fraud case.
O. Ok Emmanuel was arrested when he arrived to participate in a Seven’s football tournament in Kozhikode.
He performs for Royal Travels FC, a in style sevens-football group based mostly in Kozhikode and has a giant fan base.
Police informed the media that there was an excellent arrest warrant in opposition to Emmanuel. He was arrested from Nagpur in Maharashtra in 2015 with a pretend passport. After coming out on bail, Emmanual didn’t seem for the trial.
“The Nagpur police were looking for him since he failed to appear for trial after getting bail. There is a forged passport case registered against him in 2015. After hearing that he would be coming here, we came here and will now produce him before the Nagpur court,” mentioned the Nagpur police officers.
Following this, Kamptee court docket in Maharashtra issued a warrant to arrest Emmanual. On studying that Emmanual was taking part in for Royal Travels FC, the Nagpur police got here to Kozhikode and arrested him.
“After listening to that he can be coming right here, we got here right here and can now produce him earlier than the Nagpur court docket,” added the Nagpur police officers.
The Nagpur police offered Emmanuel earlier than a native court docket, which gave the police a transit warrant. Emmanuel, nonetheless, claimed that he had the unique passport with him and that he had come to Kerala to play football on many events.
Kozhikode and Malappuram districts maintain a variety of tournaments and overseas gamers, particularly from Africa, are a enormous hit. Emmanuel is a massively in style participant there.