Ghanaian-British Rapper Andy Anokye Allegedly Convicted Of Raping And Kidnapping Four Women

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Andy Anokye who performs under the stage name Solo 4 has been convicted of raping four women and holding them against their will. Andy Anokye was part of the grime collective Boy Better Know, was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of 30 charges over a two-year period.

The 33-year-old was unanimously convicted of 21 rapes, five counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by penetration and two of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Anokye was arrested in 2017 after a woman claimed she had been raped at his waterfront apartment in Bristol.

Police seized mobile phones and a laptop and contacted other women. During the four-month trial, jurors were shown videos filmed by Anokye on his phone. The clips showed Anokye interrogating the women about previous sexual partners, slapping them, insulting them and raping them. One woman was seen crying and saying “I hate you”, with the musician laughing and making a thumbs-up sign to the camera.

Anokye admitted in court that he would “humiliate” and “degrade” the women but insisted the sex was consensual. But the jury of seven men and five women found him guilty of 30 of the 31 charges he was facing. He was acquitted of one charge of rape.

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