Ighalo implicated in bribery case in Spain, risks jail term



Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has been implicated in a criminal case in Spain and risks a two-year jail term.

The case stems from his time in Granada which he played for from 2009 to 2014 before joining his current club side Watford.

During his time in Spain, Ighalo alongside his ex-teammates Diego Buonanotte, and 93 others allegedly hired someone to write their driving tests in Spain.

According to Marca, the provincial district’s office of Granada has requested a two-year prison term and a fine of €3, 000 for the striker and other persons involved.

This alleged crime happened in 2012 and 2013.

Investigators discovered that three syndicates of Íllora (Granada), Mengíbar (Jaén) and Ciudad Real 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.

After the test was written, the errors made on the sheet were deleted. Ighalo is expected to appear in court to testify when the trial opens.