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TV personality Bobby Ologun indicted on domestic abuse charge

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Prosecutors in Saitama City have indicted TV personality and former mixed martial artist Bobby Ologun on suspicion of assaulting his wife in May.

According to the indictment, Nigerian-born Ologun, 54, who has Japanese citizenship and goes by the name Bobby Konda, is accused of assaulting his then 46-year-old Japanese wife, by hitting her in the face at their home in Urawa Ward, on May 16. Ologun’s wife called 110 at around 11:50 a.m. and said her husband had beaten her.

The woman suffered a fractured right cheekbone and an injury to her right wrist. 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 time but none of them were hurt, police said.

Ologun denied the charge and was released on bail two days later and has since been living in Chiba Prefecture.

However, the investigation proceeded and prosecutors decided Wednesday to move forward with the indictment.

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As a foreigner and a black man, it's even more painful to see someone similar to yourself being made an example of. However, he shouldn't put his hands on any woman, especially not the mother of his children. Hope he takes this experience to heart and he truly learns from his past mistakes.

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@JJ Jetplane

As a foreigner and a black man, it's even more painful to see someone similar to yourself being made an example of.

He punched the woman in the face as a trained martial artist and fractured her cheekbone. How is he being made an example of?

Ive had a fractured cheekbone from being hit and from first had experience it's weeks of pain and swelling. Once that swelling goes down it needs to be reset and swell and pain again. I have no idea who this guy is but his actions are criminal.

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Agreed with the two above post despite not being black.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

He was in the news a couple of years ago for beating someone up. He's clearly a dangerous person.

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i remember Bobby fighting Yusuke Fujimoto. Very dirty tactics from Bobby, unsportsmanlike and now this just goes to show his true colors. Hope his wife has nothing to do with him from now on.

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so this is that guy with the annoying voice in that TV Tokyo show where they ask foreigners why did they came to Japan so they can feel proud of being Japanese. wife beater huh? disgusting. and apparently, not just his wife. first poster, respectfully, don’t you think that if you remove the first part of your post, it would look a lot better? nationality and skin color don’t matter in here, but i also know ( being 2020 ) why you wanted to bring that up.

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There's no reason for a man to lay hands on a woman unless she's attacking him.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Wow!

Hitting your wife in the face?

I have never had that desire to do that to my wife!

12 ( +14 / -2 )

As someone who does mix martial arts, getting hit anywhere in the head is NOT fun and as a man it hurts like heck, but I can still take more pain than the average woman. Bobby is a big guy, not bulky, but more solid and bony and getting hit by a guy with that kind of fighting skills will definitely hurt your or put you in the hospital. His wife is just totally unmatched and I just don’t understand why the guy couldn’t restrain himself, you don’t hit women, when it gets to the point where you feel like you need to hit a woman you really don’t have to relationship and you should just break up and walk away.

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I think a short spell in prison followed by a one way ticket to Nigeria are in order.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

His agent will drop him; work opportunities will peter out; and then his visa will expire...

5 ( +8 / -3 )

it's even more painful to see someone similar to yourself being made an example of

Charging an animal who beat a woman so hard he broke her cheekbone is not "making an example of" anything.

Leave race out of it.

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There's no reason for a man to lay hands on a woman unless she's attacking him.

Or rather, there's no reason for one person to lay hands on another person unless the latter is attacking the former. Or do women get a free pass to hit a man?

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@TokyoJoe

Ive had a fractured cheekbone from being hit and from first had experience it's weeks of pain and swelling. Once that swelling goes down it needs to be reset and swell and pain again. I have no idea who this guy is but his actions are criminal.

Do not misconstrue my words. I completely agree with you that his actions are completely criminal. He should be locked up. I'm just hoping he learns from it.

@bob

Charging an animal who beat a woman so hard he broke her cheekbone is not "making an example of" anything.

Leave race out of iit.

I can't leave race out of it. It pains me any time a foreigner is in trouble in Japan. Because people take those instances to mean all of us. When the Nigerians involved in the dating scam got arrested in Tokyo, I kept getting all types of inappropriate questions as if it's part of my nature, I understand those criminals, and I was complicit in their crimes.

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Mr Kipling:

I think a short spell in prison followed by a one way ticket to Nigeria are in order.

I'm not defending Bobby but, why would they send him to Nigeria? He is Japanese. Nigerian born yes, but when he became a Japanese citizen, he became Japanese.

BTW, do you make "exceedingly good" pies and cakes :)

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@JJ Jetplane - I agree with that. Fair or not, we are judged by the actions of all foreigners here. But the expression "make an example of" suggests that the punishment doesn't fit the crime.

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I hope the kids are all right. There's three of them, and it sounds like their parents will be splitting up and their dad has lost his well-paying job.

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His agent will drop him; work opportunities will peter out; and then his visa will expire.

He doesn’t need a visa. He is Japanese.

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He had this problem before and he if I recall, he was “sorry” at the time. Any bets that he will do it again, especially if there’s no jail time or significant penalties?

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3RENSHOToday  08:42 am JST

His agent will drop him; work opportunities will peter out; and then his visa will expire...

Yes. He can just kiss his fame and promotions goodbye. Like Mike Tyson and Evil Knievel, if you do something criminal, violent and stupid like this then it shows that you just are no hero at all. Being an icon does carry some responsibility beings you're in the limelight.

I can't leave race out of it. It pains me any time a foreigner is in trouble in Japan. Because people take those instances to mean all of us.

It's the same way in America. When Bill Cosby got convicted for rape he disappointed many people who grew up and looked up to him (myself included) and the white bigots sure were jumping about that! Bill Cosby is a pioneer in Black Americans in entertainment and such but he's a monster. He disgraced his race!

But at the same time there are millions of decent, good Black Americans too, and this Nigerian immigrant is not Nigeria itself.

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I am not supporting Bobby here but I have learned not to read anything on the public domain regarding couples and draw conclusions hope we had the opportunity to hear bobby's version of what happened. All the posters here are assuming that all what is written here is 100 percent accurate. Maybe, he touched her but the touch wasn't such that it would result in the injury stated here. Has anyone here happened to see pics of the injury?

It is just soccer players with just a slight touch will roll and roll on the pitch holding their legs as if it had been cut off just to have the opposing player sent off. Well I don't expect the wife to say it was just a touch and not worth to press charges, it is very evident she is done with the guy and wants to retain complete custody of the children.

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I am not supporting Bobby here but I have learned not to read anything on the public domain regarding couples and draw conclusions hope we had the opportunity to hear bobby's version of what happened.

Absolutely. I've heard of women hitting men's fists with their orbital bone so hard it left a mark.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Send him to counseling and go from there.

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What a shocker. This isn't the first time for sure, he was busted for this in the past. And it will happen again.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Bobby was paid to act ignorant and stupid on TV. He now has shown on two occasions that he thinks violence is a means to an end. Maybe he wasn't acting so much.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Title should say: FOREVER FORMER TV personality Bobby Ologun indicted on domestic abuse charge(s)

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The sad thing about this, is the children. And the outrageous thing is. That he actually laid hand on the mother of his children; and the other audacious thing is to even think that he comes from some kind of humble beginning; The man, Bobby is very spoiled and very rich, in Africa his family was practically royalty. You would think he was raised better than that. Bobby should have known better. I hope he gives pause and changes course. And sincerely spends the rest of his life in dedication to his family instead of ego.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Nasty thred.

If he did it, he should pay the price, but do I have to point out that he hasn’t been convicted yet?

Yeesh

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If he did it and there is evidence then send him to prison! Nobody here has seen actual evidence but quickly jumped to the conclusion of guilty! Surely the children could tell the cops or lawyers what they saw and the medical examiners report is important as well.

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He'll bow and say that he regrets the incident and he was drunk.

He'll take a month off, then be back on TV acting like the gaijin buffoon that the viewers and TV shows love.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

"the investigation proceeded and prosecutors decided Wednesday to move forward with the indictment."

The Japanese Judicial systemic are proceeding and moving forward with the indictment on him.

that does not sound good...

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"An indictment is a criminal accusation that a person has committed a crime."

"accused of assaulting his then 46-year-old Japanese wife, by hitting her in the face"

"The woman suffered a fractured right cheekbone and an injury to her right wrist"

Reads like aggravated assault according to JT, a serious crime in America.

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Ologon talking with his fists again? Quelle surprise. That berk gives foreigners in Japan a bad name.

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Just watched an interview with him. NPD for sure in my opinion.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Too bad and awful, in a moment of anger and rage people do stupid things, hope they make up.

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Will he be able to apologize, bow and all will be forgiven like all those other Japanese celebrities who did worse things? (drunk drive/hit pedestrians/run a light/flee the scene, do drugs, rape women because your mother was a celebrity and so many more)

I'm not at all condoning the fact that hitting a woman is fine, but was it self defense or just pent up rage?

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Let's remember guilty until proven innocent. So many cases of men losing everything because a woman says he touched her. We've all become judge and jury. We still have to hear his side of things.

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