Vanguard newspaper have carried the story that HITV have suspended sport analyst and former Nigeria International Etim Esin over the stolen phone case involving him and former Nigerian captain Jay Jay Okocha.
Toyin Subair said he had no other option than to suspend Etim Esin because he found out the truth.
“I found out that Okocha wasn’t the one that ordered Etim searched; I found out that Etim was not the only one searched. I found out that Okocha apologised to Etim and Okocha’s wife knelt down to apologise to Etim’s wife, gave her a kiss and everything calmed down and the party continued. Etim claimed that he was searched in the presence of his daughter who wanted to know what they were doing to her dad and Etim told her they were playing a Christmas game.
I found out that Etim’s daughter was upstairs playing with other kids when he was being searched and what Etim said wasn’t true. I found out that Okocha also gave Etim money as Christmas gift and the man probably went home happy only for him to surface later and change things. I found out the truth from Etim’s wife. When I found out the truth my body started shaking, I became scared of Etim and insisted he would have to retrace his steps otherwise he could do it to anybody including those of us on HITV. That’s why I asked him to apologise,” Subair said.