Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Leicester City FC‘s forward Ahmed Musa has been arrested on suspicion of beating his wife, UK Sun reports.

The arrest came hours after Musa took to Instagram to celebrate his wife on the occasion of her birthday.

According to neighbours, police officers arrived at their Countesthorpe home at 1AM on Wednesday and spent 2 hours with the family, probably taking his wife Jamila‘s statement.

Later in the day, two female police officers arrived at their home and spent another 2 hours before taking Musa to the station on suspicion of “common assault”

“A 24-year-old man was arrested this morning at his home address near Leicester on suspicion of common assault,” police said.

Musa has since been released.

“Ahmed is a nice guy. He always has a friendly smile. I don’t know anything about his private life,” one neighbour said.

“You never hear noise coming from the house. I had no idea the police had been called there,” another neighbour added.Read more: bellanaija