Drama as judge shaves head of former Barcelona player Haruna Babangida
There was a mild drama at a Kaduna court on Thursday when a judge ordered the shaving of the head of Haruna Babangida, a Nigerian former professional footballer who played for many European clubs including FC Barcelona.
Dateline Nigeria reports that Babangida, popularly known as Daddy, is a younger brother to two former Nigerian internationals Tijani Babangida and Ibrahim Babangida.
He went to the court in Magajin Gari area of Kaduna where he had earlier filed a case that was due for hearing. He was also spotting his trademark hairstyle.
“Daddy was apparently returning from a football field as he was in his training vest and apparel.
“When the case was called, Daddy being a jovial fellow, started smiling. The judge probably mistook that for disrespect.
“So he first ordered the detention of the former player in a cell, called a barber to shave his head and made him to pay for it,” a source said.
Attempts to reach the ex-Barcelona player proved unsuccessful, but sources close to him said he has vowed to seek redress.
The case has been adjourned to January 27.