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Nigerian footballer Akinkunmi Amoo jailed one-year for rape in Denmark

A Danish court has sentenced former Golden Eaglets star and FC Copenhagen of Denmark forward, Akinkunmi Amoo, to one year in prison for sexual assault.

The 21-year-old player is set to appeal the judgment.

The news of his sentencing was confirmed in a tweet by former BBC World Football reporter, Osasu Obayiuwana.

Amoo was sentenced on Friday, June 23, 2023.

“Breaking: Akinkunmi Amoo, the @FCKobenhavn striker, was given a one-year jail sentence by a Copenhagen for sexual assault on Friday. Amoo is appealing the decision”, Osasu tweeted

The winger has been in the eyes of the storm when he was slammed with criminal charges by Danish authorities in April, July, and August 2022.

Here are some translated excerpts from the @EkstraBladet newspaper:

“Convicted.”

“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.”

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