Brussels Criminal Court found Elos Elonga Ekakia, former footballer of Lokeren, Bruges and Anderlecht, guilty, on Wednesday. Between 2005 and 2008, the former player, now aged 40, regularly assaulted his partner. The public prosecutor had requested a year’s prison sentence, but the court took into account its failure to meet the reasonable time requirement. Elos Elonga Ekakia was not present at the trial and was therefore tried in absentia.
The Congolese striker arrived in Lokeren in 1994 and was recruited by Club Brugge in 1998, before joining Anderlecht a year later.
In June 2000, he had a serious car accident, which led him to be declared unfit to play the following season. He played for the Franks Borains and Grimbergen in the third division, before coaching the Lokeren youth team from 2010 to 2011.
Elos Elonga Ekakia already has several convictions for traffic offences, the most recent of which was for driving without a valid license in February.