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Police arrest former soccer player Robinho in Brazil

POLICE arrested former soccer player Robinho in the Brazilian city of Santos to serve out a nine-year prison sentence for rape, local news website G1 reported.

Robinho’s defence had filed a petition to Brazil’s Supreme Court to avoid his arrest, but the appeal was rejected on Thursday. On Wednesday, a separate local court ruled the athlete must serve his sentence in Brazil, though he was convicted in Italy.

By The African Mirror