Film-maker, Seun Egbegbe, Arraigned For Stealing Iphones
SAN FRANCISCO, November 24, (THEWILL) – Yoruba film-maker, Seun Egbegbe, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing nine iPhones.
Egbegbe was mobbed on Tuesday after he was accused of stealing the iPhones from a shop when he tried to buy the phones but reportedly told a sales boy in the shop that he wanted to pick money from his vehicle outside and allegedly attempted to escape with the phones in the waiting jeep when the sales boy raised the alarm.
He was later taken to the Area F Command in Ikeja and was in police custody for two days until he was arraigned on Thursday .
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Wednesday visited the Area F Command where Egbegbe was being detained, and was briefed on the investigation.
Egbegbe had on Wednesday denied the incident declaring that he was neither arrested nor beaten by any mob.
“The story is pretty laughable and better left in the court of public opinion,” he said.
“Ordinarily, I do not want to join issues with the writer of the publication, but I have a responsibility to set the records straight for my fans, friends and foes, in the defence of the truth.
“To say the least, the news did not only grossly misinform unsuspecting public; it also portrays traces of campaign of calumny by some mercenary hell bent on destroying my name, for reasons best known to them.
“I want to state here categorically and emphatically that though I was at the Computer Village to address some issues, I was never arrested for stealing 10 iPhone 7s, as stated by the writer of the story.
“The matter has since been resolved by the police; and the issue of me stealing phone is devilish from the said writer.
“It is germane to note that I am a charitable, humane, and grass root person, who has exhibited selflessness in communal service, which have used as a veritable tool for social development.
“Finally, I wish to inform the general public to discard the report. I am presently at home relaxing.”
Story by Oputah David