Three Nigerian footballers, one of whom has turned out in the first division of the I-League, were arrested on Friday alongwith a woman from an apartment in Garfa of south eastern Kolkata for allegedly running a sex racket, police said.
The arrested players are Adeola Hassan of Mohammedan Sporting and Michael Tayo and Wahid Abdullah of Kalighat Milan Sangha. The woman is alleged to be a sex worker.
All four were produced before the Alipore court, which remanded them to judical custody till March 9.
A police officer said following complaints from locals that the Nigerians were running a brothel in the area for quite some time, a raid was conducted on Friday. Upon entering the apartment, police found one of the players in a compromising position with the woman.
Tayo had earlier played in the first tier of the I-League for Sporting Clube de Goa and Air India. All three took part in the second division I-League this season.