Rap artist Andy Anokye sentenced for 24 years imprisonment for raping

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London: A fast rising rap artist Andy Anokye sentenced for 24 years imprisonment on Thursday by a British Court. The Court found guilty of repeatedly raping and assaulting four women he had held against their will.

He was known by his stage name Solo 45 and had collaborated with stars such as Wiley and Stormzy when he was caught in 2017. Andy Anokye, 33-year-old was convicted of 21 rapes and five counts of false imprisonment by a court in the southwestern city of Bristol. Judge William Hart told Anokye during sentencing that the rapper had “become addicted” to “perverted pleasure”.

The Judge said, “You were part of a well-known collective — Boy Better Know. The fellow artists from that collective have achieved great success”. “They are in no way tarnished by your misdeeds which you carried out in a private way”. The grime collective was founded in London by musicians known as Jme and Skepta. According to a newspaper source, one of Anokye’s victims testified that she was water-boarded.

“He put me on the bed and put a flannel over my face and poured a bottle of water over it, which made feel like I was drowning,” she said. Another said she was stabbed in the thigh and held at knife point. Anokye told the court that all the acts were consensual role play in a game called “catch me, rape me”. Police discovered videos of some of the incidents on Ankoye’s phone after he was arrested on a rape

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