Former Reggae Boy Ian Goodison Re-arrested in spot fixing probe

Former Jamaican international Ian Goodison has been rearrested over allegations of spot fixing.

Goodison and his Tranmere Rovers teammate Akpo Sodje were originally arrested in January after being linked to betting fraud investigation.

Both were among six footballers arrested in January linked to the betting fraud investigation.

The investigation was launched after a tabloid reported that an undercover investigator met former Portsmouth player Sam Sodje – Akpo’s brother – who allegedly said he could arrange for footballers in the Championship to get themselves a yellow card in return for tens of thousands of pounds.


Blackburn Rovers striker DJ Campbell was also arrested.

Ian Goodison spot fixingA spokesman for the National Crime Agency said: “In December 2013 the NCA arrested six men in connection with an investigation into individuals suspected of conspiracy to commit acts of bribery and money laundering relating to conduct during football matches.

“They were interviewed and bailed to return on 8th April pending further inquiries.

“Officers from the NCA have been actively pursuing a number of lines of inquiry in this ongoing investigation.

“The NCA have today re-arrested the six original suspects based upon new evidence, along with a further seven footballers aged between 18 and 30 suspected of potential involvement in these offences.

“The seven men arrested in addition to the original six are from Football League clubs based in the North West of England. All 13 individuals are being interviewed at police stations across the country.

“We cannot provide further detail at this stage.” Rovers boss Ronnie Moore remains suspended after being charged by the Football Association last week over allegations he breached betting rules.


The 41 year old former Reggae Boy Goodison is a hugely popular figure at Prenton Park where he has made 400 appearances.

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