Ex-Premier League footballer accuses a cleaner of stealing £400,000-worth of jewellery from his mum’s home, publishing photos of her passport in a desperate attempt to track her down
- The former Premier League star is currently plying their trade abroad in Dubai
- They claimed that the alleged incident took place earlier on Wednesday June 14
- The player has played for 13 different clubs based in three separate countries
A former Premier League star has accused a cleaner of allegedly stealing almost half a million pounds-worth of jewellery from his mother.
The ex-striker claimed that the alleged incident took place at his mum’s Elstree home on the morning of Wednesday June 14, before taking to social media to attempt to find the cleaner.
Seemingly trying to learn the identity of the alleged suspect, the former Democratic Republic of the Congo international posted several Instagram stories appealing for public aid.
The 30-year-old even went as far as posting the cleaner’s passport, with all their personal details and photo, for his 1.2million Instagram followers to see.
In his stories he posted camera footage of the alleged suspect leaving his house, as well as links to their TikTok account.
A former Stoke City striker has accused a cleaner of stealing £400,000-worth of jewellery
The 30-year-old has played for 13 different clubs over a 13-year journeyman career in the game
The player posted a photo of the alleged suspect’s passport on their Instagram page on Instagram before taking the post down
The footballer in question, is former Arsenal, Stoke, Bournemouth and Millwall striker Benik Afobe.
Afobe is currently plying his trade in Dubai with Hatta Club having left the Lions on a free contract in January following a desperately poor season in the Championship.
Since first leaving Arsenal on loan in 2010, the 30-year-old has played for a grand total of 12 more clubs in three different countries in a long journeyman career.
In posting the picture of the alleged suspect’s passport, he wrote: ‘This woman has stolen £400,000 worth of my family’s jewellery this morning from my mum’s house in Elstree whilst cleaning!!
‘If anyone knows her let me know asap!!’
Another post, this time including her TikTok account, read: ‘If you are going to rob someone half a million pound worth of valuables at least get rid of your social media first.’
Afobe has been capped by Democratic Republic of the Congo on six occasions, but last featured for the Leopards in 2018.
Arguably his best season came in 2021-22, when he managed 13 goals and three assists for Millwall in all competitions, playing 41 games on loan, only for the resulting transfer to result in a poor return of just two strikes.
Afobe’s Instagram also included a picture of the alleged suspect’s social media posts