Following a horrific occurrence involving his family's stolen jewellery, Benik Afobe, a former Arsenal striker, has been faced with a startling loss of £400,000. Afobe has turned to extraordinary measures in an effort to seek justice after being dealt the devastating blow. The player has gone online to relate his ordeal in an effort to reveal the identity of the alleged thief.
On June 14, the 30-year-old shockingly claimed that a housekeeper had stolen jewellery valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds from his mother's home in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He asked his 1.2 million followers on Instagram to help him find the alleged culprit by posting a snapshot of her passport with her name, photo, and other information.
Afobe 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!" He also posted a video with the caption, "Disgraceful woman. She can run but she can’t hide!" accompanied by an angry emoji to highlight Afobe’s fury.
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It was a brave move on the part of Afobe to reveal the cleaner's identity on social media. How fruitful it will be remains to be seen. It would, however, undoubtedly put pressure on the judiciary to see that justice is done. Afobe also posted a series of pictures featuring the housekeeper and wrote, "If you are going to rob someone half a million pound worth of valuables at least get rid of your social media first 🤦🏾♂️🤢 her TIKTOK @dominickrystsl"
Afobe concluded the season as Millwall's leading scorer with 13 goals in all competitions. He struggled in the Championship last season, making only eight games before his contract was cancelled due to injuries and a lack of opportunity. The striker progressed through the Arsenal academy but was never seen playing for the first team. He later played on loan for different clubs before signing with teams including Wolves, Bournemouth, and Stoke. Before his less successful permanent move to the Den, Afobe impressed on a season-long stint with Millwall. Hatta marks the 13th club he has ever represented till now.