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Nigerian Athlete, Favour Ashe Arrested For Theft, Fraud In America



Nigerian athlete, Favour Ashe has been arrested in America over theft and fraud. 

Ashe was arrested on Thursday, February 9, at his base in Alabama over multiple counts of theft and fraud, reported Columbus-based media outlet (WTVM).

The athlete has been charged with four counts of fraudulent use of a debit/credit card and two counts of theft of property, third degree,” the media outlet stated.

Ashe, 21, who represented Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where he won a bronze medal alongside three other Nigerians in the 4×100m relay, recently transferred from the University of Tennessee to Auburn University, Alabama, whom he has been representing in the NCAA.

Nigerian sprinter, Favour Ashe arrested over fraud, theft charges in US

In the police statement, it was stated that the victim of Ashe’s robbery at the 100 block of West Magnolia Avenue gave them the theft report on 4 February. 

Ashe allegedly amplified the offences by using the stolen cards for fraudulent transactions.

The authorities issued a $9,000 bond to Ashe and are currently holding him at the Lee County Jail.

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