Diego Maradona's Ex-Girlfriend Arrested, Accused of Dubai Theft

Updated: 17 July 2014 08:15 IST

Rocio Oliva was arrested at a Buenos Aires airport for allegedly stealing from Diego Maradona in Dubai. Oliva, who denies the allegations, has charged that Maradona struck her.

Diego Maradona's Ex-Girlfriend Arrested, Accused of Dubai Theft
File pix of Maradona and ex-girlfriend Rocio Olivia in Jakarta on June 29, 2013. © AFP

Buenos Aires:

An ex-girlfriend of legendary footballer Diego Maradona was arrested on Wednesday at a Buenos Aires airport for allegedly stealing from him in Dubai, police said.

"Rocio Oliva was arrested by Interpol agents when she arrived at the (Ezeiza International) terminal around 7:20 pm (2220 GMT) on a flight," a federal police source said.

The Argentine footballer, 53, charges that Oliva, 22, made off with items including watches and diamond earrings from their former home.

The footballer traveled to Dubai, where he lived with Oliva, to file the suit in the country where he was hired as a sports promoter.

The UAE then issued an international arrest warrant for her.

A footballer herself, Oliva denies the allegations. She has charged that Maradona struck her.

Topics : Diego Armando Maradona Franco Argentina Football
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