Film-maker Seun Egbegbe has debunked reports that he stole nine iPhones at a shop at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos State.
In a statement earlier today, Wednesday, Egbegbe, who described the allegation that he stole phones and was beaten up as laughable, said though he was at computer village, he was never arrested for stealing.
Quoting him, “The story is pretty laughable and better left in the court of public opinion. 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 hirelings hell bent in destroying my name, for reasons best known to them.”
“I want to state here categorically and emphatically that though I was at 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 Nigeria Police; and the issue of me stealing phone is devilish from the said writer.”
Egbegbe described his character as impeccable and urged the public to disregard the reports, saying he is ‘at home relaxing’.
“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,” he said.
“Finally, I wish to inform the general public to discard the report. I am presently at home relaxing.”
The Yoruba film-maker was yesterday, reportedly accosted and beaten up by a mob for allegedly stealing nine iPhones at a shop at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos State.