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Prosecutors not to indict former Japan football player Oku for threatening to kill wife

06/27/2013 10:04 EDT | Updated 08/27/2013 05:12 EDT
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Former Japan football international Daisuke Oku will not be indicted by prosecutors for threatening to kill his wife.

Oku was arrested by police on June 6 on suspicion of calling his wife and telling her, "I'm going to come and kill you."

The Yokohama District Public Prosecutors Office did not say on Thursday why it has decided not to indict Oku, Kyodo news agency reported.

The 37-year-old Oku was capped 26 times for Japan and scored twice. He played 280 games in the J-League, mostly with Yokohama F Marinos and Jubilo Iwata.

After retiring in 2008, Oku served as a director of development with Yokohama but left the club in January due to poor health.

Oku's wife, actress Hinako Saeki, said she will drop her complaint and accept an out-of-court settlement. The couple, married in 2002, is negotiating a divorce.

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