‘Purple Aki’ cleared of harassing senior detective

Akinwale Arobieke, who was once branded in court with the nickname 'Purple Aki' by his own solicitor, has been cleared of harassing a senior detective.
Akinwale Arobieke, who was once branded in court with the nickname 'Purple Aki' by his own solicitor, has been cleared of harassing a senior detective.
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A bodybuilding fanatic, who was once banned from entering St Helens, has been cleared of harassing a senior police officer.

Akinwale Arobieke, who was once dubbed in court ‘Purple Aki’, was accused of attempting to squeeze DI Lewis Hughes’ biceps during a bodybuilding event in Manchester.

It was also alleged that 52-year-old Arobieke then started harassing DI Hughes during other, similar events.

However, a judge at Manchester Crown Court directed the jury to return not guilty verdicts because of a complaint about remarks a witness made.

Arobieke was jailed for harassment in 2003 and made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order banning him from touching mens’ muscles.