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Emmanuel Adebayor: My brothers held a knife to my throat in a bid to extort money

Published 20/05/2015 | 13:04

Emmanuel Adebayor has gone on yet another Facebook rant - this time accusing his brothers of putting a knife to his throat to extort money.

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This is the third time the Tottenham striker has taken to the social media platform to fire accusations at his bothers after previously stating that brother Rotimi stole 21 mobile phones from a French football academy he had got him a place in.

Adebayor also accused Rotimi of stealing a shirt given to him by the late Marc-Vivien Foe, a signed jersey that belonged to Zinedine Zidane and a £25,000 Cartier necklace he had bought for his mother.

Today's Facebook rant is even more extreme, with the Premier League player accusing his brothers of putting a knife to his throat to extort money.

Adebayor wrote of how his older brother used to constantly be looking for money off him and, shortly after he had signed for Monaco, came looking for cash to start a car business.

When Adebayor refused to stump up the money straight away, things turned nasty.

"Another day, after training…I was very tired and decided to go take a nap. I woke up and a knife was held to my throat," wrote Adebayor on Facebook.

"As I opened my eyes, both of my brothers were there. They were shouting and they claimed that I was wasting their time. Peter was going mad and Kola was supporting. I asked them: “Is this the only way to solve this issue? I yes, then kill me and take the money”.

"It’s only at that moment that he put the knife down. After all this, I found a way out of my own apartment and I called my parents. My mom suggested that I call the police. That was the only way for me to get back into my house safely…

"I had training the next day, by the way. So I did what my mom said. Police came and they settled down. Again, “blood is thicker than water”, so I let it go. A few days after, Peter went to visit one of Kola’s friends in Paris. That means I was left in the house with Kola; for my own safety, I found a way to get him the money as soon as I could. Only God knows how much I gave him that day."

Adebayor reported the incident to the police but this did not go down well with his mother.

"A few months after all this, I went back to Togo and I was surprised when my mom started to ask me why I called the police on my brothers, she continued and said I am the bad person in the family. That is another story I will leave for later…"

Adebayor's brother Peter passed away in 2013 and Kola pointed the finger of blame at Emmanuel.

"On July 22nd, 2013 sad news hit us in the family. My brother Peter Adebayor passed away. His death was sad and I was affected by it. One thing I find difficult to swallow today is that Kola was accusing me of Peter’s death," continued Adebayor.

"He is saying that the shop I opened for Peter was not good enough. He kept texting saying that my career would be destroyed. I did everything for Peter when he was alive, I brought him to Metz, and Monaco with me. What can Kola say that he has done for Peter? Nothing. The man did not even show up at the funeral even after all the money I sent for the trip back home."

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