Read excerpts from the interview below.
On the speculations of him begging: The Nigerian press, the print in particular, not electronic, have been blackmailing me. They are trying to ruin me writing all sorts of things against me. I did nothing. I was in America, I had to come back to prove them wrong. I’m a Rastafarian man, a prisoner of conscience. I’m the begotten of Jesus Christ. He’s my father. …..
On him roaming the streets: It’s not true. The thing is I’m a Rasta man and a prisoner of conscience. These are my two movements. And a prisoner of conscience and Rastaman does not avoid the poor. Poverty is a sin, I cannot discriminate against the streets, even though I’m a millionaire.
I have $100,000 in one of the biggest banks in America. I’m not a careless man. I’m a father with four boys. What happened was the hotel I was staying didn’t have light and they didn’t put on the generator. I was bored. So, I went into the streets to buy myself a drink. I like Guinness, sometimes Apeteshi or malt. I use the apeteshi to consult with the holy spirit. Why would I, as a prisoner of conscience, alienate myself from the poor man and woman? Then I am not a prisoner of conscience. How can I beg?…….
On who leaked the story: I didn’t even know that guy that wrote this thing came to investigate me. Is he CIA? I even bought bread for him that day.
On the true state of things: The true state of things is that they are all rumours, God still kept me. It’s all blackmail. It’s only God that has kept me alive that I must obey.
On having his own home: Yes, I have a house in Ogba, Lagos. It’s a bungalow. There are was a beef, which we have settled.