Emmanuel Adebayor accuses brother of stealing shirts and necklace

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has accused his brother, Rotimi, of stealing shirts given to him by Zinedine Zidane and the late Marc-Vivien Foe.

Last week, Adebayor gave a lengthy insight into the complicated personal life that has at times overshadowed his career.

On Tuesday, the Togolese released a second statement on his official Facebook account, making allegations regarding his brother.

Adebayor said that "at the age of 13, he did something very bad," and also claimed Rotimi stole and sold a necklace worth €45,000 (£32,000).

The former Arsenal forward wrote: "In 2002, I went to play the AFCON in Mali and I had the huge privilege to swap my shirt with Marc-Vivien Foe. May his soul rest in peace.

"When I got back to Togo, I put that shirt in a secure place. My brother found a way to steal that shirt and sold it.

"When I moved from Metz to Monaco, we reached an advanced stage in the Champions League and we played against Real Madrid. It was one of most beautiful day of my life because I was lucky enough to get a signed shirt from the football legend Zinedine Zidane.

"As I brought that shirt back to Togo, my brother still found a way to steal that shirt and sold it.

"When I was in Metz, I was earning about €15,000 a month. I wanted to get something unique for my mom to thank her for all she did for me.

"I wanted to make her happy. So I decided to take an amount worth 3 months of my wages and I bought her a Cartier neckless [sic] for about €45,000.

"Rotimi and his friends Akim(@Yam Freedom) and Tao (@Sao Tao Oyawole) made a plan and stole that precious neckless [sic].

"They sold it for about €800. When my mom and I found out, my mother asked me not to bother because he is the younger brother."

He added: "The part 3 is coming out soon and it will be about the man that calls himself the father of the family @Kola Adebayor A.K.A Lion of Judah."

Adebayor last played for Tottenham as a substitute in their 1-0 loss at home to Manchester City on May 3.

The striker, who signed for Spurs from Manchester City on a permanent basis in 2012, has made 13 Premier League appearances this season, scoring twice.