News 15 January 2021

Solo 45 Has Jail Sentence Increased To 30 Years For Raping & Imprisoning Women

15 January 2021

Solo 45 has had his jail sentence increased by six years on appeal.

Last July, the rapper – whose real name is Andy Anokye – was sentenced to 24 years in prison for raping and imprisoning four women.

However, a hearing at the Court of Appeal ruled Solo 45’s initial sentence was “unduly lenient”, and the rapper will now spend 30 years in prison for the 30 charges relating to a two-year period. Solo 45 also received a five-year additional license.

Following the hearing, the solicitor general, Michael Ellis, said: “Anokye’s crimes were truly shocking.

“The Court of Appeal’s decision to increase his sentence recognises the severity of the abuse he inflicted upon his victims and the danger he poses to the public.”

Solo 45 was initially arrested in 2017 after a woman claimed she had been raped by the artist at his apartment in Bristol.

In March of last year, he was found guilty of 21 rapes, five counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by penetration and two of assault actually bodily harm. He was sentenced to prison four months later.