Tennis coach nabbed over sex scandal in Osun

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

A Lawn Tennis coach in Osun State, Mr. Yinka Akinrinade has been arrested by the Police over alleged sex scandal.

Our correspondent learnt that Akinrinade allegedly had carnal knowledge of a 13 and 14 years old female trainees under him during a competition in Lagos.

The coach who claimed he was unconscious during the alleged act, said he met himself naked inside the girls’ hotel room after drinking alcoholic herb, stating that he didn’t know how he got to their room.

However, Akinrinade did not deny nor confirm raping the young girls.

According to findings, the 14-year-old trainee was confirmed pregnant a month after the incident.

Sources said that the coach was arrested and detained at Dada Estate Police Station, Osogbo.

The parents of the victim were also invited by the police on Tuesday’s night to write a statement.

According to information Akinriande had replied to a query issued to him by the Osun State Sports Council and his suspension letter is also ready.

The father of the pregnant teenage girl, Mr. Muniru Iwalewa who spoke with Newsmen said about eight of Akinrinade’s family members besieged his house in the early hour of Wednesday to plead on behalf of the suspect.

“Yes, the coach has been arrested and detained at the Police station in Dada Estate. Some of his family members just left my place this morning to plead on his behalf. But I told them the matter is now with the state government.”

The case is being investigated by Homicide detectives of the state criminal ,investigation and intelligence department SCIID of the state command.

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