Stockholm - Former Super Eagles midfielder Dickson Etuhu was
arrested after allegedly being involved in a scuffle with security guards and
police in Sweden on Sunday night, according to the UK Mirror.
The 33-year-old, who has previously played for Manchester
City, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn, is now plying his trade for
Stockholm-based side AIK.
However, the midfielder has landed himself in hot water
after the incident outside a nightclub in the area.
A brawl took place after Etuhu and two other men were denied
entrance to the venue, with police called to the scene.
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The Nigerian has fronted up and released a statement via his
He said: "I want to confirm that I am the AIK player
that was involved in the incident that has been reported in the media during
the last two days.
"I'm coming forward because I don't want any more
speculation surrounding my team-mates about who was involved and I have always
stood up for my actions.
"I have talked to my club and the police about what in
my opinion happened on Sunday night, and I will today file a report to the
police about what I believe caused the incident and the way the security staff
"I have no further comments since it is now an ongoing
AIK's director of football Björn Wesström added: "It's
never good news when anyone in our club is involved in this kind of matter.
"I have been in contact with the player and had a good
conversation with him in which he calmly gave his version of the story."For
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