Purple Aki in court on muscle ban charge

Akinwale Arobieke.
Akinwale Arobieke.
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A BODYBUILDER banned from squeezing men’s muscles is in the dock again this week.

Akinwale Arobieke, better known as Purple Aki, is well known throughout the region for approaching men and asking to feel their biceps.

The 52-year-old is this week in the dock at Manchester Crown Court and denies eight breaches of his Sex Offences Prevention Order.

He was jailed for six years in 2003 after pleading guilty to 15 charges of harassment. He was also given 31 lifetime restraining orders.

On his release from prison, he was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

It bans him certain specific activities, including feeling a person’s muscles or getting them to carry out ‘squats’.

He has been jailed three times for ignoring the order.

The case against Arobieke was brought against him after an investigation into a number of alleged incidents in Wigan, Haydock, St Helens and a number of other towns and cities.

Now, his alleged crimes all took place in the Manchester area. Arobieke claims he is being set up by people who know his past.

One alleged victim said: “He asked if I could do particular poses.”