Oluwaseun Olasunkami aka Seun Egbegbe, a known name in the Nigerian movie industry is again in news for the wrong reason.
The police said Thursday that he is currently under detention at Area H, Ogudu, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding some bureau de change operators of $60,000.
This came six days to his appearance before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court over a case of theft he committed in Computer Village on November 22, 2016, when he reportedly stole nine iPhones.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the $60,000 fraud, his arrest and detention.
She said, “Yes, the command in investigating him. He is under interrogation at Area H now . the film maker had been accused of stealing nine iPhones at a shop in the Computer Village, Lagos.
He was arraigned on one count of stealing before a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Y.O. Aje-Afunwa, of an Ikeja magistrate court
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.
A mob had beaten up Egbegbe after he allegedly tried to escape in a jeep with the iPhones.
The police, in the charge preferred against Egbegbe stated that the stolen iPhones were worth N2.4m.
The charge read, “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.”
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial.
The presiding magistrate, Aje-Afunwa, admitted him to bail in the sum of N1m with two responsible sureties in like sum.
The magistrate added that the sureties must present evidence of tax clearance and their residential addresses to the court for verification.
The case was adjourned till February 8, 2017, for mention.