The man who was found dead at what was Mohamed Elneny’s Egyptian villa was electrocuted as he tried to steal cables according to the latest police report.
Mohamed Elneny’s father, Nasser, contacted the authorities at the end of last week to report that the body of an unidentified man had been found at the villa that was recently built in the city of Mahalla-al-Kubra, approximately 100km north of Cairo.
An autopsy and burial were ordered and a task force set up to determine the cause of death and if there was any criminal element to it.
Unfortunately, it seems there was, but only on the part of the victim who was allegedly trying to steal cables at the time of his death.
The BBC report that the villa, which is a new build, was owned by Elneny but that he handed it over to a charity recently so that it could be used as an office.
They add that Elneny was informed of the discovery over the phone. He has now returned to Arsenal following a break after he competed in the Africa Cup of Nations this summer.