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Akinkunmi Amoo seeks Supreme Court appeal after rape conviction upheld

Akinkunmi Amoo seeks Supreme Court appeal after rape conviction upheld

Super Eagles forward Akinkunmi Amoo’s attempt to overturn his rape conviction was rejected by the Copenhagen Eastern High Court on Thursday. Amoo’s lawyer attributed the dismissal to his client’s missed court appearance due to visa application delays.

Akinkunmi Amoo was convicted last year of sexual assault and attempted rape at a Copenhagen hotel. The one-year prison sentence and potential deportation were upheld by the high court.

Akinkunmi Amoo now has 14 days to seek permission from Denmark’s Procedural Licensing Board to appeal to the Supreme Court. This decision was made in consultation with his lawyer, Mette Maria Lorentzen.

Lorentzen confirmed the dismissal stemmed from Amoo’s absence and expressed disagreement with the ruling. She argued that the case deserved Supreme Court consideration, citing a section of the Administrative Procedure Act that shouldn’t necessarily bar appeals due to missed hearings without documented excuses.

“We are sorry about it, and we are going to apply for the Procedural Licensing Board’s permission to bring it before the Supreme Court, says Mette Maria Lorentzen, who adds:

“We do not believe that the ruling corresponds to the current practice. We do not agree with the decision, and we believe that the Supreme Court should have the opportunity to deal with it.”

Despite a high transfer fee, his stint at the Copenhagen club was unsuccessful, lasting only four games due to a serious knee injury. After his contract was terminated last summer, he moved to Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus, but is currently without a club.

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