Ronaldinho: Key witness fails to show up in court due to Coronavirus crisis

Ronaldinho: Key witness fails to show up in court due to Coronavirus crisis

- Ronaldinho's hopes of a fair hearing in court has suffered a major setback

- A key witness failed to appear in court due to the fear of the Coronavirus

- The Brazilian legend has been remanded in prison for entering Paraguay with fake documents

Ronaldinho's court case took a massive turn after a key witness failed to show up because of the current fears of the deadly Coronavirus, cited on Sport Bible.

The 2005 World Footballer of the Year along with his brother were arrested in a Paraguay airport for using fake passports into the South American nation.

And the Brazilian legend has been remanded in prison ever since he was nabbed at the point of entry on March 5, 2020.

The 39-year-old was denied bail and could be facing a worst case scenario after a key witness could not appear in court.

According to SPORT, the witness named Dalia Lopez was the woman who booked Ronaldinho's trip to Paraguay as she failed to turn up as a witness.

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Reports in Spain claim Lopez's lawyer presented a doctor's note due to her health status which was a type II diabetes and high blood pressure which puts her at a high risk to contract the Coronavirus.

And her testimony in court is key to determining Ronaldinho and his brother's fate if she accepts the blame that her company gave them false travel documents.

Reports from The Sun claims that Ronaldinho's former club have pulled out from extending a helping hand to the player who helped them win the Champions League in 2005.

The judge handling the 2002 World Cup winners' case explained that the maximum time for the investigation period is six months.

The court did not grant Ronaldinho and brother a house arrest because there were not enough information on the house that the brothers were meant to be staying in.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Neymar's return to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain could cost the Spanish side Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, reports in Spain claim.

It is no more news that Neymar desires to return to the Camp Nou since he made a world record move of £198million in 2017 to Paris.

On the other hand, Barca are willing to offload players in the summer due to lack of funds for the club to spend in the summer window.

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Source: Legit.ng

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