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Former Nigeria player Akinkunmi Amoo sentenced in Denmark for rape



A Danish court has sentenced former Golden Eaglets star Akinkunmi Amoo to one year in prison for sexual assault.

The FC Copenhagen of Denmark forward was hit with criminal charges by Danish authorities in April, July, and August 2022.

He was arrested on September 10, 2022, before being released on bail on October 7.

According to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, the Nigerian was sentenced on June 23.

The newspaper reports: “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.

“It is not known when the appeal will go to court.”

Former BBC World Football reporter Osasu Obayiuwana tweeted about the sentencing: “Breaking: Akinkunmi Amoo, the @FCKobenhavn striker, was given a one-year jail sentence by a Copenhagen court for sexual assault on Friday. Amoo is appealing the decision.”

The 21-year-old was part of the Golden Eaglets squad that finished fourth at the 2019 U-17 AFCON.

Also, he featured at the U-17 World Cup where the Eaglets got knocked out in the round of 16.

His good showing at the World Cup earned him a move to Swedish side Hammarby before switching to FC Copenhagen in January 2022.

Last season, he made only two league appearances for the Danish outfit.



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