A Nigerian man has accused the current deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, of stealing a gold wristwatch valued at $250k.
The allegations were made in a viral video, in which the man claimed the incident occurred during the 2023 general election in Benin City.
He was seen at the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, stating that he was there to officially lodge a complaint against Shaibu with the Edo commissioner of police.
According to the accuser, weeks after the incident, he attended “Afenmai congress” in New Jersey, U.S. where he allegedly spotted his said wristwatch on Edo State deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu.
‘’To my dismay, this year, about some few weeks ago, I went to America. I was in New York and I got to hear that there was this Afenmai congress in New Jersey.
“To my surprise, I saw Phillip Shaibu with my Daytona wristwatch with my name on it. I wanted to embarrass him but I was asked to slow down and I should take the matter because it was outside the country and it will not be good for such a thing to happen.” he said.
He said he kept his cool because they were outside the country, but when he returned to Nigeria, he reported the matter to the police.
He said the state police has not acted on his complaint, so he had to proceed to the police headquarters in Abuja to file a petition.
He vowed to collect his wristwatch from the deputy governor and embarrass him anywhere he sees him.
The deputy governor, Philip Shaibu is yet to react to this allegation.
Watch the video below: