Former Nigerian Golden Eaglets star and FC Copenhagen forward, Akinkunmi Amoo has been sentenced to one year in prison for sexually assaulting three women in Denmark.
Nigerian Footballer, Akinkunmi Amoo Jailed In Denmark For Sexual Assaulting Three Women
Akinkunmi Amoo, who has been described as “Nigerian Messi” in the past, was first arrested on September 10, 2022, before being released on bail on October 7, shortly after Danish authorities filed criminal charges against him.
He was jailed by Copenhagen District Court on Friday, June 23, 2023, after being found guilty of rape in a sexual relationship other than intercourse, attempted rape, and violations against two other women.
Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet reported: “This is the outcome of the trial, which has been going on for most of June, where a top player in Danish football has been charged with rape in a sexual relationship other than intercourse, as well as attempted rape and violations of two more women.
“It happens after he was found guilty of all three charges in the Copenhagen District Court by a dissenting magistrate on Friday afternoon, and it was a shaken man who received his sentence as he stood there in the middle of the room and listened to the outcome.
“An unconditional prison sentence for one year. In the same case, the name ban in the case was extended because the defense and the convicted appealed the verdict on the spot. Ekstra Bladet protested against the continued name ban, but the court did not accept it.”
Despite the verdict, Akinkunmi Amoo is expected to appeal the judgement, and the name ban in the case has been extended due to the appeal process.
Kanyi Daily News