We used to live in a Kenyan cave: How Esther Arunga’s hubby lied to immigration
Former TV presenter Esther Arunga’s husband told Australian immigration officials back in 2014 that he used to live in a cave in Kenya with his wife and now-deceased son Sinclair
He claimed that they used to give the minor paracetamol tablets so that his cries would not alert authorities or wild animals.
Mr Quincy Timberlake 38, a former presidential candidate, also told a child protection worker Ms Katherine Pivetta that his son had been a torture victim in Kenya which left him unable to reach certain development milestones.
The revelations were made by witnesses at the Brisbane Magistrate court in an ongoing hearing against Mr Timberlake over the death of his son.
The court was also told that in March 2014, Mr Timberlake and Ms Arunga fled to Melbourne, fearing that a potential privacy breach in the Immigration Department would put them at risk if they stayed in Brisbane.
In the court, an excerpt video was also played showing Mr Timberlake being interviewed by the Pine Rivers Child Protection and Investigation Unit where he is seen holding his arms up in the air, praying and asking for his son to be returned.
According to Australian police officers, Mr Timberlake also attempted to dispose of some chilli flakes in the bathroom. An earlier police witness had told the court that a chilli flake was found behind the minor’s eye during the initial autopsy.
Mr Timberlake first met Ms Arunga in 2010 at jazz Musician Joseph Hellon’s house in Runda estate.
The duo ended up being in a relationship until they were arrested for being members of the unlawful group Finger of God that was owned by Hellon.
Mr Timberlake in 2010 announced that he would run for president under on Placenta party ticket which he co-founded with his wife.
He was granted asylum in Australia to save his life after he was arrested in connection to activities conducted by the Finger of God and tortured while in custody on charges that were later dropped.
Before he went to Australia, Mr Timberlake lived in Dubai and Singapore.
He was arrested in 2014 and has been under police custody ever since in connection to the murder of his son.