Brit blogger arrested for ‘flashing body’ in Greece


Travel blogger Adebola Sowemimo

ANGER: Adebola – now acquitted of any charges – says she is a victim of “racism at its finest” (Pic: TWITTER / MYBREAKING VIEWS)

Adebola Sowemimo was pushed out from a museum in the country’s capital Athens amid claims she “breached sexual decency” by wearing inappropriate clothing and lifting up her skirt.   

But Ms Sowemimo insists the allegations have been “fabricated” and claimed she was a victim of “racism at its finest”. 

The travel blogger was arrested at the famous Acropolis in Athens by Greek authorities. 

She tweeted earlier this week: “I’ve just been arrested by Greek Police based on a false accusation. 

“The Greek police are keeping me in custody. This is racism at its finest.” 

Adebola Sowemimo


ACCUSED: Adebola Sowemimo faced allegations of breaching sexual decency (Pic: @mybreakingviews /Twitter)

“”Police were called and a false testament was made against me that I was lifting my skirt and flashing my body to the public. This is a LIE.”

Travel blogger Adebola Sowemimo

“I went to the Acropolis in Athens today and I was pushed out of the museum because I was apparently wearing inappropriate clothing.

“I was screamed at and pushed out of the building while being screamed at in Greek. 

“Police were called and a false testament was made against me that I was lifting my skirt and flashing my body to the public. This is a LIE.”

Swindon-born Ms Sowemimo, who now lives in London, told how she had been left “absolutely traumatised” by the incident. 

And she blasted authorities for holding her in “disgusting” conditions ahead of a court appearance, for which she says she was not given a lawyer or a translator.  

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

WORLD FAMOUS: The Acropolis in Athens, Greece (Pic: GETTY)

She defended her choice of clothing for the museum visit, telling her almost 1,000 twitter followers: “The reason why I was arrested wasn’t because I wore the dress it was because a guard @ the Acropolis made a false statement that I lifted my dress and was showing it to kids and adults.

“I would never do such a thing.

“This was not because of the dress. 

“I was still wearing the dress when I was at court and the judges didn’t see anything wrong with it.”

Ms Sowemimo, who has travelled to more than 30 countries in her blogging career, tweeted yesterday how she had been acquitted of the charges. 

It comes as the UK government issued a travel warning to Brits who have booked holidays in Greece this summer, with tourists facing huge delays as stringent passport rules are introduced. 

Daily Star Online exclusively revealed shock pictures of a resort strewn with rubbish and dead animals on the island of Corfu, days before holidaymakers were due to jet in. 



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