Muscle fan Aki scores bicep ban court victory

A man who had a ten-year ban prohibiting him from touching men's muscles has had the order lifted by a court.

Friday, 6th May 2016, 9:57 am
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 11:00 am
Akinwale Arobieke leaving court at a much earlier hearing

Akinwale Arobieke’s fascination with men’s muscles has resulted in various brushes with the law and he was once banned from entering Wigan after he was convicted of harassing dozens of teenage boys in the town.

The hulking 54-year-old, who is believed to stand at around 6’6’’, is known for approaching young men and asking to touch their muscles.

He had also been known to demand that they perform inverted piggybacks and allow him to measure their biceps.

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But Arobike, who was jailed for six years in 2003 after pleading guilty to 15 counts of harassment and one count of witness intimidation.

On his release he was made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order banning him from touching muscles and going to gyms.

He has subsequently been convicted on numerous occasions for breaching the order.

Now the unique order has been lifted after Arobieke argued his behaviour was not in itself criminal and was not of a sexual nature.

Judge Richard Mansell QC, sitting at Manchester Crown Court, lifted the order saying the restrictions on his freedoms could no longer be justified.

The appeal came as Arobieke, who is from Liverpool, was given a suspended sentence for breaching the ban.

He was given an 18-month suspended sentence.