David Haye, the former world heavyweight champ, was arrested by the police and held in the lock-up over alleged fraud cases that happened in Dubai.
The boxer was stopped at the Dubai International Airport by the police and was questioned by officers after a cheque, which is reportedly for around £341,000 bounced.
Reports suggest that the cheque was for 1.8million Emirati Dirham as a final installation on a newly-made property. The property company that was a part of the contract was Emaar and part of that is part-owned by Dubai government.
The thirty four year old boxer has used the UAE as a base for a few years now, and been stuck in UAE for around 2 weeks after having his passport seized by the police.
While speaking to the press to try and clear his name may have helped, a cheeky online bookmaker titanbet, opened up an online market in whether he was innocent or not!? He said that he has done nothing wrong – the cheque was handed to the bank four days before he landed, and not due to be presented till the final finish of his property, which is in a few weeks. It was an administrative error which is being rectified, and he had given police documents as proof.
In the United Arab Emirates, writing cheques that bounce is considered as a fraud and it could be punishable with jail or large fines. Haye was taken to Bur Dubai police station and he was temporarily held, but was released on custody after he agreed to hand in his passport.