Ighalo risks two years jail term

By Ikenga Chronicles October 26, 2016

Ighalo risks two years jail term

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, could face a two-year jail term if allegation of his involvement in a bribery scandal while he was playing in Spain with Granada is found to be true.

Ighalo will face trial for allegedly bribing his way to passing a driving test. The allegation also includes his ex-Granada teammate, Diego Buonanotte, and 93 others.

Spanish publication, Marca, reports that the provincial District Attorney’s office of Granada has requested a two-year prison term and a fine of 3,000 Euros for Ighalo and others accused.

According to the provisional writing of the prosecution, in 2012 and 2013 someone was hired to write the exams for Ighalo and the other accused.

After the test was written, the errors made on the sheet were allegedly deleted. Investigation further revealed
that three syndicates of Íllora (Granada), Mengíbar (Jaén) and Ciudad Real who moved to Granada allegedly recruited students to help write exams for clients who wanted to pass the driving license exams, and were charged between 1,500 and  2,500 Euros.

Following the incident, the prosecutor found the Super Eagles striker culpable of the crime of falsifying an official document.

Meanwhile, as is the practice, Ighalo may be dragged to appear in court to testify in Granada if an open trial is to be held.

Earlier in the week, another former Super Eagles World Cup star, Efetobore Sodje, and three of his brothers, Bright,
50; Samuel, 37; and Stephen, 42; were also summoned to appear at the Westminster Magistrates Court on November 16 to answer fraud charges.

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