- A former Nigerian footballer called Ikenna has been nabbed by the police in India
- The 40-year-old was caught with hard substances brought to him from Mumbai
- Ikenna said his footballer career ended in 2013 as he sourced for another income
A former footballer of Nigerian descent identified as Ikenna has been arrested in connection with banned substance deals in India, The Nation reports.
The 40-year-old was nabbed with ten grams of banned substance known as crystal meth which was suspected to have been brought from Mumbai.
Ikenna house located in Kardampuri in Jyoti Nagar was raided and 18 grams of harmful substance was reportedly found.
A team of policemen led by ACP Gokulpuri Anuj Kumar revealed Ikenna is just the third man in the chain of distribution and the culprit has been singing like a bird since his was arrested.
And now the authorities in India have accused Ikenna of residing in the country without a visa since his initial permit got expired since 2103 as a professional footballer.
In his confession to the police, Ikenna revealed that his football career had hit the rocks which forced him to look for another source of income.
It is understood that he was arrested on his way to a night club where he had hoped to dispose of the hard substance to waiting customers.
Further findings revealed that Ikenna would go to Mumbai and meet his source named Angel every month, and would then bring the contraband to Delhi.
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The group was primarily making their supplies to students in various Universities across Delhi-NCR.
And Ikenna would go to parties and music events to meet his customers and the cops said he would only give the substance to ones he trusted.
The gang operated through undercover, contacting customers through fake social media handles where they will update them about the fresh consignment.
Other members of the racket are currently under probe. In Saudi Arabia, offences of this nature carry death penalty but India give lighter punishment to offenders especially if its their first time.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Indian footballer Gourav Mukhi has been suspended for age falsification after claiming to be 16-year-old.
Mukhi made the headlines after becoming the youngest player to score in the Indian Super League but the event took a dramatic turn.
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