Rotimi Adebayor has been admitted in hospital after attempting suicide by stabbing himself with a sharp knife
Rotimi Adebayor, kid brother of Togo football star, Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor is battling for his life on admission at the CHU Sylvanus Olympio Hospital in Lome, Togo after apparently stabbing himself with a sharp knife in an attempt to commit suicide, according to Ghanasportsonline.com
Rotimi made the headlines for the wrong reasons recently following revelations by senior brother, Sheyi Adebayor that he stole 21 phones from a football academy in France where Sheyi had sent him to pursue a football career.
?He has pierced himself and blood was gushing out profusely?it took the timely intervention of some people close to save him otherwise he would have been gone too,? a family source reportedly revealed.
?He has always been complaining about the shame his brother caused him, now people keep on accusing him of being a thief. His own brother has ridiculed him globally and he feels he must end it all because life is not worth it,? the source added.
?He?s in the hospital, the doctors are working on him and we hope he survives but it looks terrible for the family now, especially his mum,? he said.
Rotimi Adebayor was the hardest hit by Sheyi?s recent Facebook posts amid revelations and accusations at his immediate family members. Aside the stolen phones saga, Sheyi also revealed that Rotimi also stole autographed jerseys of legendary French football star, Zinedine Zidane and the late Cameroon international footballer, Marc-Vivien Foe.
Amid endless accusations in a series of Facebook posts, Adebayor was granted a second compassionate leave of the 2014/15 season by his English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspurs few weeks before the end of the recently concluded 2014/15 season .