Ex- Nigeria Super Eagles Football Star, Godwin Okpara was today be arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates Court, Lagos for allegedly beating his wife, Linda Okpara.
The one count charge reads “That you Godwin Okpara sometime in August 2016, at No. 6/8 Oduduwa Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, unlawful assault and injured on Linda Oladoyinbo by flogging her with stick and other weapons and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 173 C, 17 Vol. 3 of the criminal laws of Lagos State, 2015.”
The ex-Eagles star however pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties.
A video showing the former Eagles star publicly beating his wife went viral earlier in the year.
In August 2005, Okpara was arrested by French police on charges of raping his 13-year-old adopted daughter.
He was found guilty and imprisoned in June 2007 for 10 years.
His wife, Linda Okpara, accused of torture on the same person was also condemned to 15 years in jail.
They have both served their prison terms.