Theft Scandal: Seun Egbegbe arraigned in court, gets N1m bail

Theft Scandal: Seun Egbegbe arraigned in court, gets N1m bail

Mfonobong Akpan

Yoruba film-maker, Oluwaseun Olasunkami popularly known as Seun Egbegbe, who was accused of stealing nine iPhones at a shop in the Computer Village, Lagos, (read here ) was brought before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court on Thursday presided by Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Y.O. Aje-Afunwa.

The police said the offence, which was allegedly committed at Kaaltex Innovation Consultancy in Ikeja, contravened Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

Egbegbe had told the police that he wanted to pick the money from his vehicle when the sales boy screamed and alerted the mob. He released a statement on Wednesday, where stated that the story was only “cheap blackmail” and he wasn’t in police custody but “relaxing at home”.

His publicist released a second statement debunking the accusation against Egbegbe.

However, a few hours after the statement went viral, a police source at the command Punch that the suspect was still in custody, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, visited the Area F Command and was briefed on the case.

The police, in the charge preferred against Egbegbe on Thursday, stated that “That you, Oluwaseun Olasunkami, on November 22, 2016, at about 9am, at 9, Simbiat Abiola Way, Ikeja, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did steal nine iPhone 6s, valued at N2,400,000, property of one Kaaltex Innovation Consutancy, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”

Egbegbe however pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial. He was granted bail in sum of N1m with responsible sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till February 8, 2017.

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