The opposition leader has fled Nigeria to the world Cup in Moscow and asked for asylum

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Came to Russia for the world Cup Nigerian football fans appealed to the Moscow police with a request for political asylum. About this RBC reported a source in the interior Ministry.

31-year-old Nigerian told police that the home had participated in opposition rallies. Therefore, according to the man, now hunted by the government forces of Nigeria.

The Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow said that don’t know about the fan in need of political asylum. “We don’t know anything about this situation, about the reasons of his request,” — said at the Embassy.

Earlier footballer from côte d’ivoire complained that Moscow police beat him and was robbed. The man refused to submit an application to the authorities in fear of being deported from the country.

In late June, one Nigerian fan said that the fraudsters lured him to the world Cup. He promised his football career in Moscow, but, having arrived in the country, he was useless without money.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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