According to the media spokesperson for the Public Security Directorate, Ahmed Abu Ghosh, 24, is arrested in connection with a criminal case that has nothing to do with any sports or Olympic matter.
He added that Abu Ghosh is detained in a correction and rehabilitation center. Due to a criminal case pending before the judiciary, he was arrested after it while it was in the hands of the judiciary.
The media spokesperson for the Public Security Directorate confirmed that the rumors about Abu Ghosh’s arrest for sporting or Olympic reasons are not true and are not related to the truth.
Abu Ghosh had announced, via Facebook, yesterday, Thursday, his retirement from participating in international forums.
Abu Ghosh wrote: “Olympic champion Ahmed Abu Ghosh, the first and only Olympic medalist in the history of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, announces his retirement from participating and representing the national team in international forums.”
He added: “The honor was for the hero Abu Ghosh during his career, which culminated in the unique achievements of our dear country, which he received and honored by His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein with the Order of Excellence of the First Class, accompanied by this testimony that bears all the attributes of pride, dignity, loyalty and achievement from the first athlete, King Abdullah II Ibn ELHussein”.
Ahmed Abu Ghosh won a gold medal for Jordan in the Summer Olympics (Rio de Janeiro 2016), in the taekwondo competitions of 68 kg for men, which is the first official medal for Jordan in the history of his participation in the Olympic Games.
His family responds: Our son is innocent
Ahmed Abu Ghosh’s family responded through a statement posted on the player’s Facebook page, saying: “There is no problem with the judiciary taking its course, and we all trust the Jordanian judiciary to be fair to our son. The topic has been viewed in the civil judiciary since 2019.
She added: “The case has been adapted to Ahmed as a felony. It is a case related to a second civil registry source in the past and has never been used by our son Ahmed, and here it is necessary to clarify that our son did not commit any major crime as it is interpreted in its colloquial sense to people, God forbid, but we are completely surprised. He refused to sponsor our son more than once. ”
The family continued in its statement: “We appeal to His Majesty King Abdullah II to be fair, as he is the one who bore witness to our son’s loyalty, belonging and good morals.
Regarding the statement of the Jordanian Taekwondo Federation, Ahmed is proud of his game federation headed by His Highness Prince Rashid, and we will leave the response with details to Ahmed personally when he leaves, God willing, please do not circulate any incorrect details against our son to prevent the spread of rumors and, God willing, all the details will be clarified upon the issuance of the fair judiciary decision God willing.
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