Remember a lot is currently going on in the family of
football star, Emmanuel Adebayor? And you also remember that the footballer had
accused his younger brother Rotimi Adebayor of stealing his valuables and also
stealing 27 mobile phones which belonged to his team mate in France? Well
Rotimi has granted the Sun Newspaper an interview and has said, he is not a thief
but only found the phones and picked them up. He also spoke about how his
family’s secrets have been gracing the pages of newspapers and how it has not
been the best to every one of them. Read his interview after the cut.
ida ko gbodo bere iku ti o pa baba re’ (A child who is yet to take control of
the sword should not seek reasons for his father’s death)
elder brother and we have resolved so settle issues amicably. My elder sister
advised us to bury the hatchet.
are you). However, I didn’t play with them because I wasn’t in the mood.
including play station games from 27 players?
am not a thief)
mobile phone. I fortuitously found them and picked)
14 years old then. My mates were already at the training pitch on that day, so
I was running to meet up with them when I found the mobile phone on the aisle
within the training complex.
phone, which belongs to your teammate.
Actually I kept it on the table in my room and my roommate wanted to know who
owns the phone because he didn’t have any then. I told him how I found it, and
then he demanded to make use of it.
Asia but from an ‘Arab country’ The ‘Arab’ boy saw the phone with Kelvin and
immediately reported the case to the management of the academy.
side of the story but I was later informed to pack my things out of the
bad picture of the family?
us right now. My wife was mocked at the market after the first post Seyi
(Emmanuel Adebayor) published on Facebook. She called me to inform me about
what people are saying. Immediately I logged in and read the post. I felt very
angry with me. We had a heated argument on phone, which led to unprintable
words being used freely. As a matter of fact, we quarrelled over the phone for
almost two hours.
the Adebayor family famous?
Then he made a decision to inflict more insinuations against me.
Facebook. He asked me to go and read the second posts, which he wanted to
release in 30 minutes.
my F acebook account, my friends called me to quickly go and read the second
part of my ‘film’.
It’s sad because our mother, who poured her blood on our heads, received the
greatest insult of her life. A woman who suffered so that we can live a good
life is now receiving such a disgraceful accusation.
our elder sister in Ghana. Well, we have decided to leave it all in God’s hand.
Our mother is a not a witch neither does she practice witchcraft. How can your
mother wish you bad luck? I play football as well and I know that players do
suffer loss of form. He shouldn’t put the blame on anyone.
life but alleged that the family squandered the money?
judiciously spent to meet his (Peter’s) health needs. He suffered before he
result of the hard substances he used to inhale?
hemp), which affected him mentally. He was such great person who also helped
financially to make Seyi achieve his football dream.
our father’s in 2005 are factors that have affected the family in a big way but
I wouldn’t like to be drawn into such issues now.
Didjole. He also has some others in Ghana. He has taken custody of everything.
Emmanuel Adebayor’s biological mother?
and we know we have the same mother. I am less bothered about the rumour going
round the city.
What did you do?
A lot of people do not understand the beginning of this
issue but I put the blame on myself because of the boy I wanted to help. His
name is Masaudu. He’s from the Republic of Benin. I brought him from the rough
side of the border so that he can help us with some domestic work. He grew up
with the family and betrayed us. Masaudu cooked up stories for Seyi to believe
and he succeeded in destroying our family. He was the one that was sent to
inform our mother to pack out of the house. But I believe that God’s judgment
will prevail. I will continue to appeal to him (Emmanuel Adebayor) to be
considerate in his judgment. I want him to forgive and forget in the memory of
our late father and forget what people are telling him. We have our children
and we shouldn’t let this issue degenerate into generational fight.