Police received a domestic abuse complaint against the player, who cost the Premier League club a record fee of £16.6million.
No-one was in when they first arrived at the home so officers made inquiries .
The former CSKA Moscow forward was finally arrested at 1 am yesterday by two plain-clothed policewomen after he returned home.
A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: 'A 24-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning at his home address near Leicester on suspicion of common assault.'
A neighbour said: 'Ahmed is a nice guy. He always has a friendly smile. I don't know anything about his private life.'
Another man in the quiet road said: 'You never hear noise coming from the house. I had no idea the police had been called there.'
Musa was not part of the 18-man squad which beat Sunderland at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, The Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has claimed reports that Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa was invloved in domestic violence are false.
“I'm in touch with Ahmed Musa,” Pinnick was quoted by the official Super Eagles handle on Thursday.
“Reports of wife battering are false. Musa remains a responsible family man and player.”
Pinnick insists that Musa is fully focused on helping the Super Eagles reach their targets.
“Ahmed Musa is also very committed to seeing that we realize our dreams of making it to Russia 2018 World Cup,” Pinnick added.
Meanwhile, Musa has been released by the United Kingdom police without any charges after his arrest.