Nigerian Football Coach Bags 15- Year Jail Term For Assaulting Teenagers In UK
A 35- Year- Old man, Emmanuel Igwebuike has been sentenced to 15years imprisonment for assaulting teenagers in United Kingdom.
The self-appointed Nigerian football coach, Emmanuel Igwebuike who was found guilty of sexually abusing seven teenage boys on 22 count charges.
Igwebuike was also handed a lifelong sexual harm prevention order and will also be on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
Reports from the UK said the Inner London Crown Court sentenced him after the same court found him guilty in April of 22 counts of sexual assault following a five-week trial.
His victims were between the ages of 14 and 18 years at the time the offences were perpetrated between June 2019 and April 2021.
The sexual assaults were reported to have taken place at his former addresses in Lambeth and Putney, as well as at a hotel in Birmingham.
A number of allegations indicting the Nigerian were made to the police on June 15, 2021, 15 days before he was arrested by officers from a multifaceted investigation team and the central specialist crime command.
According to the Metropolitan Police, Igwebuike was at the time acting in a self-appointed role as a football coach in his own football academy based in the Stockwell and Putney areas of South London.