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Nigerian Footballer Taye Taiwo Risks Jail Over Tax Fraud In France

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July 17, 2013 – Nigerian Footballer Taye Taiwo Risks Jail Over Tax Fraud Charges In France

Popular Nigerian Int’l footballer and defender with the Super Eagles, Taye Taiwo is currently in a messy legal battle after he was queried over a tax fraud case brought against him in France.

An official judicial process to take over his mansion in Allauch has already started.

According to the authorities, the footballer didn’t pay his income taxes for 2008 & 2009.

We also learnt that in 2011, he didn’t pay any property taxes on his mansion.

They have put up his €600,000 mansion for sale at € 200,000.

In total, Taye Taiwo is owing the government of France, a whopping € 1,025,000 in taxes.

He has the option of paying back by installment through his legal advisor.

Taye Taiwo can also opt for delayed payment if he’s financially incapable of paying at this time.

The 28-yr-old Super Eagles defender is yet to officially respond to all these allegations

The talented footballer played for Olympique Marseille from 2005 to 2011 before joining AC Milan.

He is currently with Bursaspor (Turkish football club located in the city of Bursa) where he earns € 2 million per year.



  1. osanyindolaigegbenga

    July 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    What the big tin

  2. Akuwax in Barotseland / Zambia

    July 18, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    If you sneak taxes they will bounce back on you some day later. So, it good to be honesty and of course remind the legal authorities that you have problems and once solved you will pay. But you think you are clever enough to evade legal obligations then get to know that you are stupid and you deserve to be reprimanded and as well counseling should be on your neck.

  3. gothonu emmanuel gbenayon

    April 30, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    please i am prayn for u oooo God will help u just pay some change to our acct too please may God be with u sir 0227197321 wema bank gothonu emmauel gbenayon thank u sir

    • OLa

      June 4, 2015 at 5:36 AM

      Dear Gothonu
      I do not understand your comment do you need Money or what

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