Famous Congolese music star, Koffi Olomide has been found guilty of raping a 15-year-old girl.the popular musician was handed a two years suspended jail sentence by a court in France in absentia as he was on a show.
According to BBC, what this sentence means is that Koffi Olomide faces an arrest if he commits further offenses.
Koffi Olomide was ordered by the court to pay a fine of 5,000 euros ($5,700; £4,300) in damages to the former dancer. He was also ordered to pay the same amount to the court for illegally bringing three women into France.
Olomidé’s lawyer has hailed the ruling as a victory, telling journalists it would result in the withdrawal of the star’s international arrest warrant. It would be recalled that Koffi Olomide was accused of raping a young lady between 2002 and 2006 after it was alleged that he seized her passport.
the Congolese music star Koffi Olomide went on trial in France on Monday on charges of sexually assaulting four former dancers who say they were held against their will at a villa outside Paris. It was not clear if Olomide, whose real name is Antoine Agbepa Mumba, was present for the beginning of the hearing behind closed doors at the court in Nanterre just west of the capital.
The 62-year-old, a pioneer of the soukous genre that grew out of Congolese rumba, denies the assault charges as well as allegations he helped the dancers enter France illegally and withheld their pay.