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Ex-Eaglets Jailed For Rape In Denmark

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Ex-Eaglets Jailed For Rape In Denmark

21-year-old Akinkunmi Amoo, an ex-Eaglets Nigeria player, has been sentenced to one year in prison for rape in Denmark.

Former BBC World Football reporter Osasu Obayiuwana confirmed his sentencing in a tweet.

Amoo will be sentenced on June 23, 2023.

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.

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

Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet published details of the outcome of Friday’s trial.

The report partly reads: “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.”

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 for 4.4m.

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

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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