MARSEILLE,April 10 – French police took former Senegal international Souleymane Diawara into custody on accusations that he assaulted a man who tried to defraud him, an investigation source said Friday.
The 36-year-old defender, who joined Nice this season after five years with Marseille, was the victim of a fraud.
He was detained after trying to take the law into his own hands, according to the source.
Diawara took retaliation against a man he suspected of “scamming him”, the source said, without specifying the nature of the scam nor the assault.
Media reports said Diawara spent the night at the Baumettes prison in Marseille.
Diawara holds the record for the most French League Cup wins, winning the trophy four times with Sochaux, Bordeaux, and twice with Marseille, the club with whom he also won the 2010 Ligue 1 title.