A mob on the Pc Village in Ikeja, Lagos State, on Tuesday reportedly accosted and beat up a Yoruba movie-maker, Seun Egbegbe, for allegedly stealing 9 iPhones at a store within the space.
Nevertheless, the movie-maker reportedly advised policemen investigating the incident that he had no intention to steal the telephones, however had stepped into his automobile to select some cash when the gross sales boy raised the alarm.
We learnt that Egbegbe had gone to the store round 10am on Tuesday and had instructed the gross sales boy he met within the store that he needed to purchase some iPhones.
Egbegbe, who had been romantically linked with a well-liked Yoruba film actress, Toyin Aimakhu, was stated to have left the store with the telephones, telling the vendor that he needed to select cash from his jeep.
Three different individuals have been allegedly contained in the jeep.
He, nonetheless, reportedly tried to go away within the ready jeep with out paying for the telephones when the gross sales boy raised the alarm, drawing the eye of different merchants within the space who stopped the car and dragged Egbegbe out.
The producer was stated to have been overwhelmed to a pulp and was consequently handed over to the police on the Space F Command, Ikeja.
A police supply on the command instructed PUNCH Metro that Egbegbe was being held for investigation into the alleged crime.
The supply mentioned, “He (Egbegbe) went to Pc Village this morning (Tuesday) to purchase newest iPhone 6.The gross sales boy gave the worth as N290,000 and he demanded 5 items of the cellphone, which he gave him.
“He afterwards requested extra 4 telephones and the boy gave him. The boy instructed us that as he was about to demand cost, Egbegbe requested yet another to make the telephones 10. The boy went into the store to convey the tenth telephone.
“The boy instructed us that earlier than he got here out, the suspect left with the 9 telephones with out paying for them. He was finally pursued by different store homeowners. He needed to enter his standby automobile, however was apprehended and crushed up.
“Many senior officers tried to interrogate him, however he stored telling them that they need to not fear.”
The Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident on the Pc Village, mentioned Egbegbe had denied the allegation.
She, nevertheless, added that the case was nonetheless below investigation.
“The command obtained the report of an alleged stealing on the Laptop Village. There have been accusations and denials. The store proprietor alleged that the stated Seun (Egbegbe) got here to his store to purchase iPhones and within the course of, he wished to bolt in a car.
“However Seun stated he wished to select cash from his car to stability the cost based mostly on an settlement with the gross sales boy.
“He stated when he entered the car, the boy screamed for assist and he was attacked and overwhelmed up by some individuals within the neighborhood.
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