Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy charged with two additional counts of rape

Chidalu Obiajulu

France international and Manchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two additional counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed and that highlights that he will be tried soonest.

Mendy was already charged with 3 rape case and one sexual assault in August when he was banned from any activities, with Manchester City’s admin posting about his suspension.

The 27-year-old french defender is currently in custody at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool and on three good occasions, he was denied bail. He will therefore appear at Stockport Magistrates court on 17 November 2021.

The French player who joined City in 2017 from AS Monaco on 58million Euros, has so far made 50 appearances for the club. In 2018 he was part of the France side that won the World Cup in Brazil.

His last game for City was during their encounter with Tottenham in their first game of the season which they lost 0:1.

Not long after Mandy’s suspension, Manchester City released a short statement which stated that: “Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.

“The issue and subject matter is a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete.”

With the current charge against him, Mandy’s new teammate Jack Grealish could be called to give evidence in Mendy rape case.

The French international has been summoned to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, the police force in the northern English county of Cheshire said.

The French world cup winner is also due to appear on Jan. 24 after the one of November 17 after being charged in August with four counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

The French international who has won 3 premier league trophies will be hoping to be free from all the charges and allegations.