Nigerian Footballer, Odion Ighalo, May Be Jailed In Spain For Bribing To Get License

This guy is a friend, we grew up in the same area in Port Harcourt, I just hope he sorts this out...

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, faces a 2-year jail term having been fingered in a bribery scandal while he was playing in Spain with Granada.

Spanish publication, Marca, said the provincial district attorney’s office of Granada has requested a two-year prison term and a fine of 3,000 Euros for Ighalo, his teammate, Diego Buonanotte, and 93 others for allegedly bribing their way to pass a driving test.

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 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, 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.


  1. Nigerians and their stupid ways of doing things illegal

  2. These guys should be a good ambassador not to soil Nigeria name abroad.

  3. Maybe it's mistake just forgive him. P

  4. Nigerian and cut corner Syndrome!

  5. They are all doing it. It's just a matter of who unfortunately gets caught.


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