Emiliano Sala’s Father Dies Of Heart Attack

Horacio Sala, father of late Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, gestures during an interview with AFP at his home in Progreso, Santa Fe province, Argentina.  Gustavo SAITA / AFP


The father of Emiliano Sala, Horacio, has died at the age of 58 following a heart attack, the mayor of the village where he lived said on Friday.

His sudden passing comes just three months after his son, Argentina striker Emiliano, was killed when the aircraft he was travelling in came down in the English Channel.

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“Horacio’s wife called me at five o’clock in the morning (0800 GMT). The doctors were already there, he never managed to get over the death of Emi,” Progreso mayor Julio Mueller said.

Emiliano, 28, was on his way to Cardiff City after the Premier League side had signed him for a club record £15million ($19.7million) from Nantes.

The pilot, David Ibbotson, also died in the January 21 tragedy.


Father Gets 16 Years For ‘Monstrous’ Acid Attack On Son

Vice Principal Gets Life Imprisonment For Raping 12-Year-Old In Ekiti
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A father was on Wednesday jailed for 16 years for planning a “monstrous” acid attack on his three-year-old son, which left the child “scarred for life”.

Five other men were also convicted over the attack which prosecutors say was an attempt by the father to show that his mother was unfit to take care of the little boy.

Passing sentence, Judge Robert Juckes said “even battle-hardened crown court judges were sickened when they heard the news that someone had attacked a three-year-old with sulphuric acid,” said Juckes, calling it a “monstrous breach of trust”.

The 40-year-old father, originally from Afghanistan, provided “obviously strong acid” and was the “the instigator and planner” of the attack, he said.

Prosecutors say the man, who has not been named to protect the identity of his son, was motivated by his wife walking out on him in 2016 and hired the other guilty men to attack the child at a shop in the city of Worcester in central England.

The attack happened in July 2018, when Adam Cech squirted acid at the boy, who was in a pushchair, from a small plastic bottle.

The victim’s mother said in a victim statement that “my son is OK, he’s a happy child, but he’s been scarred for life and will need continuous support”.

Police Arrest Father Who Allegedly Caged Son For 20 Years Arrested



A father who allegedly confined his mentally ill son in a small cage for more than two decades was arrested on Saturday in western Japan, police and news reports said.

Police arrested 73-year-old Yoshitane Yamasaki on suspicion of imprisoning his son, now aged 42, at their house in the city of Sanda in Hyogo prefecture, a local police spokesman told AFP.

Further details of the case were not available as the investigation is still underway, the spokesman said.

According to local media reports, the son was forced to live inside a wooden cage — one metre (3.3 feet) high and 1.8 metre wide — built in a prefabricated hut next to the main house.

The suspect has reportedly admitted the allegations.

“I made my son live in a cage for more than 20 years because he has mental problems and acted up,” the father earlier told city officials, according to public broadcaster NHK.

The father said he fed his son and let him bathe every other day.

The son, whose name has been withheld, is in a stable condition but is suffering from a bent back, NHK said, adding that he was sent to a welfare facility.


Father Of Missing 16-Year-Old Boy Cries For Help

A refrigerator repairer in Ilorin, Kwara State, Kayode Oguntayo, has continued to lament the disappearance of his 16-year-old son, Abdulrasheed, since April 27, 2017.

The father of three said in an interview that his son might have been kidnapped as he is an obedient child and not the wayward type.

According to him, the boy was sent from his shop at Taiwo Road to give his mother the sum of N2,000 at their Oke-Erin residence but he never got home nor returned to the shop.

“I have been to virtually all the police stations in town over this issue but to no avail. The day I gave him N2,000 to give her mother at our Oke-Erin home was the last day I saw him, he was never home and he never came back to the shop.

“My son is 16 years old and had just left secondary school but he did not pass some papers, hence my reason for enrolling him again in the ongoing NECO exams.

“What is making me cry every day now is because my son was never a bad boy; he is decent and doesn’t keep bad friends.

“No one has ever reported him for mischief. He is my biological son and my third child,” Oguntayo lamented.