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TV personality Bobby Ologun arrested on domestic abuse charge


TV personality and former mixed martial artist Bobby Ologun has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife.

According to police, Nigerian-born Ologun, 54, who has Japanese citizenship, is accused of assaulting his 46-year-old Japanese wife, by hitting her in the face at their home in Urawa Saitama City on Saturday morning, Fuji TV reported. Ologun’s wife called 110 at around 11:50 a.m. and said her husband had beaten her.

Police said Ologun has denied the charge. Police said his wife was not seriously injured. She was quoted by police as saying her husband struck her after she rebuked him for opening a letter addressed to her.

Ologun and his wife have three children who were home at the home but none of them were hurt, police said.

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He's a well known perosnality.

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Highly doubt what she’s saying. The police are always going to believe the woman’s side, so much the more so when it’s a foreign man

2 ( +24 / -22 )

Perosnally, I think he's an arlight guy. I hope his wfie isn't ijnured too badly!

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

Sorry to hear this. He seemed to have a good family too when I saw them on TV. I remembered seeing one show where he went back to his hometown in Nigeria. He had several mothers because men are allowed to have many wives in his culture.

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

I just hope the police will properly investigate instead of going with the “she said/he said” routine.

and arresting the husband for domestic violence is as close to a divorce as it gets...

7 ( +13 / -6 )

A case of living like a total stranger in your home. Bobby run from that woman.

-6 ( +10 / -16 )

He has been a Japanese for awhile now (whatever that means, to most your still a gaijin no matter if you do that) I remember when he was working with? for? Sean, way back, and playing the fool gaijin. Then he showed he had talent and got other roles other than minstrel show gigs. Hope dude can keep his job, he puts in the work. Another reason I will never take on citizenship here...we are all just one step away from falling down here.

4 ( +14 / -10 )

Hello, to everyone who reads, the comentes, I haven’t writing for a while,because the filter of japaones times are very strict, or, because always magically happens,

Is funny, but if a foreign person, even with a Japanese citizenship, is going well, something magical happens, to stopping his, for continuing be better or more better than the average of a Japanese man, but life is in this way in Japan. A successful foreign person, specially of foreign origin, gets the worst and the baddest in this Japanese society, I hope everything goes fine for Mr. Boby, we is ganbateru, in Japan, like many others foreigners. Thank you for reading at list, the filters of Japan times......

-4 ( +11 / -15 )

When any one need divorce, just make it open and make both free

What makes you blame or force?

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

“Rule no.1 : Never fess up to cheating.”

One would think No 1 would be “Never cheat.”

I have some vague memories of seeing a program maybe a few years ago that showed Olugun with his family and pursuing his other work which I think was buying and renovating properties. So maybe if he loses his entertainment work he can still make a living. But more important is that his family members are safe.

Invalid CSRF

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Never mind the fact that I voluntarily have GPS tracking on my phone so she can see where I am at any given moment. 

But why? You're not her pet dog. If she needs to track you like that (and you let her), it's not going to get any better.

Can't comment on Bobby's case, as I don't know what happened. He might have hit - or she might have lied. Neither scenario is unusual.

2 ( +10 / -8 )


Have you ever done anything your wife disapproves of? Work late? Go to an izakaya with colleagues? Buy that graphics card you've been eyeballing for the past few months? Get in the car with a tent and fishing rod and go off the grid for a couple of nights? There are many things which will trigger some women - admitting to frolicking with the OL with squashy thighs and swaying hams is but one of the more obvious ones.

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

Waddo: "He's a well known perosnality."

Yeah, but that's trumped by him being a "foreigner" (and always will be despite citizenship).

If he did indeed hit her, I would think it is easy enough to know, and she is right to call the cops.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Sometimes meet Bobby in Chiba as he loves his early morning surfing. Always a really polite guy to chat with.

Family business is personal but not a good idea to call the cops on your husband unless he is beating you badly. Maybe he was. But calling the J cops on a foreign husband means trouble.

If he was beating her then she should get a divorce lawyer. The cops won't help and neither will his arrest.

3 ( +9 / -6 )


Cool, whereabouts? Onjuku?

0 ( +3 / -3 )

TigersTokyoDomeMay 17  11:46 pm JST

Sometimes meet Bobby in Chiba as he loves his early morning surfing. Always a really polite guy to chat with.

Family business is personal but not a good idea to call the cops on your husband unless he is beating you badly. Maybe he was. But calling the J cops on a foreign husband means trouble.

What???? So just a little beating is okay?

5 ( +10 / -5 )

He moved into a new house just 3 years ago; with 5 children involved, it could be very messy.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

The last time I read about him on JT, a few years ago, he was accused of starting a brawl, maybe involving his agency?

4 ( +6 / -2 )


"He's a well known perosnality."

"Yeah, but that's trumped by him being a "foreigner" 

and that will always be

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Bungle, you have made an assumption that makes the rest of your questions moot. Beyond that, what is your point? That men do a variety of selfish, unthoughtful, dishonest things, and those things “trigger” women and? Men should lie and coverup their actions? Men are justified in beating women who have been “triggered”?

Me, I think couples should use honest communication and understanding to achieve a trusting relationship in which they both support each other and allow each other to engage in the pastimes they enjoy.

BTW in case anyone doesn’t know, opening mail addressed to someone else (even a family member) without a legitimate reason (such as being responsible for the affairs of a person with dementia) is against the law in Japan and punishable by a jail term of up to one year/fine of up to ¥200,000.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

As a well known Martial Artist, striking anyone is just wrong! Throwing sushi should work best in his household with three children in the house!

2 ( +3 / -1 )

In Japan even if you become a citizen, you are still remain a foreigner in the eyes of Japanese.

A foreigner in Japan should learn to stay out of trouble as much as is possible, your rights are limited and subjective.

It's not clear what happened in Bobby's house but assaulting another person is an extreme condition of concealed hatred and that things have not been OK for a long time.

All the same, physical altercation should be the last option for a married/unmarried couple so is calling the police for a domestic quarrel unless fatal. The wife should had gone and reported the case instead of calling the police, calling the police is a precursor for divorce, Bobby should start preparing since things can never go back to normal, the red line was crossed.

We should also know that men, especially foreigners, are subjected to serious verbal DV, some on daily basis and there are very few known avenues for exit.

I cannot rule out that the "Stay Home"  was a catalyst.

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It sounds like curtains for his marriage, which in Japan means losing his kids.

Maybe what he's done here and his previous behaviour deserves this, maybe it doesn't. I certainly wouldn't assume that it does simply based on the wife calling the police. Since he has a public persona, involving the police has much bigger consequences than if he just worked in a regular job. I hope it was appropriate and not some spur of the moment thing to which some people are more prone than others.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Probably they had a fight. Sad story.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

There's no excuse for hitting your wife.

If it means the end of his marriage then Bobby is in for a tough time.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Double whammy for Japan in the eyes of the jury on this website.

First, it's a woman making a claim of physical assault by a male. As we have seen throughout history, women who accuse men of any forms of assault are automatically presumed to lying for whatever reason.

Second, it's a foreigner accused of physical assault by a Japanese female.

Any time these two critical factors are met in such "he said/she said" cases, 99.999% of foreigners who frequent Japan related websites will always side with the foreigner.

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I can't believe people are saying that his wife shouldn't have called the police!! If you get assaulted, who should you call??

Also, unfortunately for Bobby's career, this is (at least) his second report of assault (I think he assaulted his manager before this), I can't see him being asked to continue being on TV. Whether his origins are from another country/culture or not, you wouldn't expect his career to last. Look at Shimada Shinsuke, one of the elite television personalities, whose career started to falter after he assaulted a woman by spitting in her face (apparently he later admitted to having ties with a crime family). The Japanese are not forgiving, even for Japanese born people.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Bobby the wife beater dont think he will be much of a talento now...

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Thousands of cases of domestic violence a month in Japan, done by Japanese and white men. Some where women are beaten to near death. No arrests.

I actually think he DID do it, and should have been arrested, that's not the point.

The point is, what about the Japanese guy who did worse? The guy still living with the spouse he beat?

Read this Twitter thread written by a nurse who cared for Japanese wives who were domestically abused, read how literally nothing was done for the women and everything to protect the man. Then re-read this Japan Today article with new eyes.

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To the poster who’s wife keeps tabs on him with the phone GPS, run for the hills my friend. It’s not going to get better.

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Hopefully he will not be treated like a rich celebrity and he learns that a husband should never hit his wife. I don’t understand how most people think this is acceptable on this site.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

The TV talents this morning were all there to back up Bobby saying they never heard or saw any evidence of bad relations. Seems well-liked within the business.

Not that it means anything.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I'm sure it had been going downhill for some time

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Did you see the video? They escorted him out like he had just killed someone...Would the police have done that with Japanese man ?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I do not know, what had happened ???.but Bobby had put on so much weight. This sign is either stress or blissfulness.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I suggest he just get a divorce and start focusing on redemption. A decent looking foreigner in Japan who is in good shape can find a new lady friend in a snap. Plus he is famous. Good luck.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Innocent until proven guilty.

2 ( +2 / -0 )


Innocent until proven guilty.

Not in Japan though guilty until proven innocent then your still guilty by public eyes even if you are innocent....

Even though he hit her seems she has been seeking divorce and trying her hardest to milk him for everything he has got for a while now he just handed to her on a plate..

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Innocent until proven guilty.

In Japan is: guilty until proven guilty.

Specially if you're gaijin or yakuza.

There's no mercy for gaijins and yakuzas.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

He's already out.

Seems that he's innocent after all.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Police said his wife was not seriously injured.

Bobby is a big guy, I don’t believe she wasn’t seriously hurt, I believe she was, but like with most domestic cases in Japan and Bobby’s notoriety, I’m sure his lawyer and the courts as well as his wife agreed to keep things on the low, he might pay some fine, repent, rinse and repeat cycle a few more times, TV stations will play the heck out of the story, he keeps his head low for 6 months to a year and to not bringing more unnecessary attention to this issue and all will be good and he’ll be back on TV again.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Did they really have to handcuff him? Never seen that before for a DV charge in Japan

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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