Akinwale ‘Aki’ Arobieke back in court after breaching muscle ban

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A man who gained wide-spread infamy after he was banned by a court from touching or measuring men’s muscles has been found guilty of breaching the order.

Akinwale Arobieke, who was also subjected to an order banning him from entering St Helens, was accused of feeling a young man’s muscles on a train travelling from Manchester to North Wales.

He denied the offence, claiming he was set up by British Transport Police, but was found guilty by a jury at Mold Crown Court.

The 54-year-old, who stands at 6ft 6in and weighs in at around 18 stone, complained bitterly to the court that prosecution papers referred to him by his nickname “Purple Aki”.

He regards the term as being racist, although his own lawyer once used the term while defending Arobieke on a similar charge some years ago.

Arobieke is now set to be sentenced for breaching the terms of his sexual offences prevention order.

The breach happened on a train when Aki approached a young student and asked if he could measure his biceps.

The victim only reported the matter after researching Aki on the internet.

Aki was jailed for six years in 2003 after he found to have tormented dozens of young lads, many of them in St Helens.