Nigerian Man convicted after touching student’s muscles on a Train
A man has been convicted of touching a young man’s muscles on a train travelling from Manchester to North Wales.
Bodybuilder Akinwale Arobieke, 54, was previously handed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), which bans him from touching, feeling or measuring other people’s muscles.
A jury at Mold Crown Court convicted him of breaching that order today after he asked a student on a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Colwyn Bay to flex his bicep and then asked him if he could measure it before producing a tape measure.
Arobieke chose to represent himself in court. The jury unanimously found him guilty.
Prosecuting barrister Karl Scholtz said that the terms of the SOPO stated that the defendant must not ‘touch, feel or measure’ the muscles or muscle areas of any person in any public place or in any private place where the public had access.
Arobieke, who is 6ft5 and 22 stone, has something of a reputation for this sort of behaviour.
During a court case in 2008, in which Arobieke unsuccessfully attempted to overturn his ‘muscle touching ban’, DC Andrew Rowlings said that ‘Arobieke became sexually aroused while forcing terrified young men to perform “inverted piggybacks” – ordering them to squat so he could lean over their backs with his face by their buttocks and his genitalia on their necks, while squeezing their quad muscles.’