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Nigerian footballer Andrew Akingbaje arrested in UK for assaulting woman

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A Nigerian footballer, Andrew Akingbaje, has been jailed in the United Kingdom for assaulting a woman outside a south London nightclub on January 1.

The 24-year-old had signed for League One club, Accrington Stanley, at the age of 21.

He had pleaded guilty to pummeling 21-year-old Krystal Mission.

Clips of the attack went viral after it was caught on camera outside Lotus in Clapham.

Akingbaje, father-of-one, punched the woman’s head severally before running off.

In another attack, which happened moments before, he punched Ms Mission several times before dragging her by the hair along the pavement.

The victim now suffers panic attacks and says she has been too frightened to go out in London since.

The incident occurred after a group of women, all wearing blue wigs, approached him after a petty argument with Mission and her friends over queue jumping which escalated.

Akingbaje previously played for non-league Peckham Town and was also considered by Championship club, Charlton Athletic.

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