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Jailed Okpara regains freedom

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Ex-Nigeria international Godwin Okpara will next month regain his freedom after three years in French prison and then be deported.

MTNFootball.com has exclusively gathered that the former Paris Saint-Germain defender will regain his freedom for good behaviour after he was sentenced to 10 years in jail in February 2008 for raping a 13-year-old girl under his care.

The French authorities have now agreed to release him ahead of schedule on the condition that he is deported to Nigeria on his release.

However, his wife, Linda, who was jailed for 15 years for mistreating the minor in question, will remain in prison.

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