The estranged lover of star actress Toyin Aimakhu told the police that he was on his way to his car to pick money for the phones when the sales boy raised an alarm that he was bolting away.
Embattled producer and socialite, Seun Egbeegbe, arrested yesterday (Tuesday, November 22) at Computer Village (Ikeja, Lagos) by the police for allegedly stealing 9 iPhones, has denied the theft.
He was apprehended by passersby and beaten. Thereafter, policemen from Area F in GRA Ikeja were alerted, and he was whisked away.
While the owner of the shop insists that Egbeegbe was running away, he claims that he was going to get money in his car.
Encomium.ng spoke with the police this evening, and the alleged theft was confirmed.
“Yes, the command received the report. There are accusations and denials. The shop owner alleged that the said Seun came to his shop to buy phones, in the process he wanted to bolt away in a vehicle. While Seun said he wanted to pick money from his vehicle to balance the payment based on agreement with the sales boy. But that while he entered the vehicle, the boy screamed for help and he was attacked by some people around the vicinity. However the command through its operatives at Area F is investigating the matter to unravel the occurrence. The outcome will be made open,” SP Dolapo Badmos, PPRO, Lagos Police Command says.
Seun Egbebe has denied stealing over 9 iPhones he was caught walking away with at computer village yesterday. According to what he told the police yesterday, he wanted to get money from his car before alarm was raised.
Read the official statement below:
“My attention has been drawn to an online publication of the aforementioned. The story is pretty laughable and better left in the court of public opinion. Ordinarily, 1 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 hirelings hell bent in destroying my name, for reasons best known to them.
Having read with keen interest the completely self-serving spirited attempt to destroy my person, it has become imperative and timely that a rejoinder is written to state the fact clearly.
I want to state here categorically and emphatically that though I was at Computer Village to address some issues, but I was never arrested for stealing 10 I phone 7s, as stated by the writer of the story, the matter has since been resolved by the Nigeria Police; and the issue of me stealing phone is devilish from the said writer.
Furthermore, It is rather unfortunate that the said writer will amount to cheap blackmail to deceive the unsuspecting public with a view of gaining cheap popularity.
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!”