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Nigerian player jailed for sexual offences in Denmark

Nigerian player, Akinkunmi Amoo, has bagged a one-year jail sentence in Denmark after a court found him guilty of three charges of sexual assault.

21-year-old Akinwunmi Amoo represented Nigeria at Under 17 level before getting a call-up to the Senior National team, the Super Eagles in 2022.

Following complaints, Amoo was first arrested in September 2022 and released on bail after spending one month in custody.

The complaints were made by different ladies for sex related offences allegedly committed in April, July and August 2022.

The winger then appeared in court to respond to charges of rape in a sexual relationship other than intercourse, as well as attempted rape and violations of two women.

At the conclusion of trial, the Nigerian footballer will face an unconditional one-year jail term, and will be deported from Denmark after his jail term. He will also be banned from entering the country for six years, as part of his punishment.

The 21-year-old Nigerian has appealed the ruling as he insists he was being set up. It remains to be seen what becomes of the case when the appeal begins.

Akinkunmi Amoo joined Copenhagen from Swedish outfit Hammarby in January 2022 and was called up to the Super Eagles squad for the FIFA World Cup Playoffs against Ghana.

Amoo picked up an injury to his ACL at the start of the 2022-23 season, forcing him to sit out the whole season. He was conspicuously missing from Copenhagen’s title celebrations after their league triumph.

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