A Togolese, Nigerian and a Ghanaian were arrested for drinking alcohol in Saudi Arabia.
The three of them were dragged in front of one of the princes, who said:
“You will get 50 lashes for the consumption of alcohol. However, since you are foreigners and did not know about the prohibition, I will be lenient. Each of you will have a wish before getting the punishment. You start, Togolese.”
Togolese: “I wish that you tie a pillow to my back, before you flog me.” His wish was fulfilled, but the flogging was so strong that the pillow tore into pieces after 25 lashes.
The Nigerian, upon seeing what had happened to the Togolese wished for two pillows on his back but still, the pillows got torn early.
Now the prince turns to the Ghanaian , and says:
“Now, since I am a big soccer fan and you play such beautiful soccer, I will be specially lenient with you. You have two wishes, but choose well.”
Ghanaian says: “First of all I want 100 lashes”.
The Nigerian and the Togolese look at themselves flabbergasted.
The Sultan replies: “I do not understand it, but we will grant you the double number of lashes! And your second wish?”