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Nigerian Commonwealth medalist arrested for theft, fraud in US

21-year-old Nigerian athlete, Favour Ashe, has been arrested in his Alabama home for theft and fraud in the United States (US). 

According to a Friday report by Columbus-based Media Outlet, Ashe who was arrested on Thursday has been charged with four counts including fraudulent use of a debit/credit card and two counts of theft of property.

In the police statement, it was stated that one of Ashe’s victim resident at 100 block of West Magnolia Avenue gave them the theft report on February 4.
The police alleged that the accused amplified the offence of theft 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.

Ashe represented Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, where he won a bronze medal alongside three other Nigerians in the 4×100m relay.

He recently transferred from the University of Tennessee to Auburn University, Alabama, whom he has been representing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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