*Aftermath of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallabâ€™s terror attempt
By Ben Efe, with agency report
Former Eaglesâ€™ player, Victor Agali, was yesterday arrested and detained at Hollandâ€™s busy airport, Schiphol, near Amsterdam.
Agali who plays for Greek club side, Levadiakos, was alleged to be in possession of two fake passports, Dutch military police said on Monday.
â€œAt passport control, on December 27, he (Agali) was found to be in possession of a fake passport,â€ said gendarmerie spokesman Robert van Kapel.
Upon further investigation, the 31-year-old striker in transit at Schiphol on a voyage from Lagos to Athens, turned out to have two sets of fake travel documents, said Van Kapel.
â€œIn the one, the page with his personal particulars has been modified, in the other it was the visa,â€ he said.
The Delta-born player was in the Eagles team to the Tunisia 2004 Nations Cup, but was sent packing from the team after he broke camp rules with Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Celestine Babayaro. That marked the end of his international career.
Before his sojourn in Greece, Agali played for French sides Marseille (1996-97), Toulon (1997-98) and Nice (2004-2005), as well as Germanyâ€™s Schalke 04 (2001-2004) and Hansa Rostock.
His ordeal was not unconnected with the new policy on Nigerians following the arrest of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who attempted to blow a Northwest airliner heading for Detroit from Holland.
All Nigerian passengers are now being subjected to thorough scrutiny at airports in major cities around the world. The special attention on him as a Nigerian passport carrier probably led to the alleged findings.