Dutch international Arnaut Danjuma, whose father is Nigerian, has recounted how he was handcuffed in the street for murder only for the police to later find out he was the wrong man.
Bournemouth forward Danjuma’s wrongful arrest was in mid-March when he was walking on the streets in Bournemouth.
“I was walking around town and wanted to go to the Hilton to get something to eat. Suddenly a police car stopped and two officers got out,” he told The Sun.
“One said, ‘Put your hands on the roof of the car.’ I asked:” What have I done?’
“And then they both said, “Shut up and put your hands on the roof of the car.”
“So, I put my hands on the roof of the car and asked what I had done. They replied that they are waiting for other officers. “
“Once the other agents got there, I asked again. It was really embarrassing. People were taking pictures and it frustrated me.
“I went crazy with the agent. I said things I shouldn’t have said. But I was just angry and frustrated.
“Finally the officer said, ‘You’re not the one we’re looking for’ and suddenly I was allowed to go.”