Egbegbe was mobbed on Tuesday for allegedly stealing nine iPhones, after which he was taken to the Area F Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos.
If he claims he wanted to buy the phones, why would any one buy 9 iPhones at once?
It was learnt that the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had visited the Area F Command, where Egbegbe was being detained, and was briefed on the investigation.
Egbegbe’s problem started at Computer Village, Ikeja, after he was accused of stealing the iPhones from a shop.
After collecting the phones, he reportedly told a sales boy in the shop that he wanted to pick money from his vehicle outside. He allegedly attempted to escape with the phones in the waiting jeep when the sales boy raised the alarm.
However, he was said to have told the police that he wanted to pick the money when the sales boy screamed for help and alerted the mob.
However, a police source at the command told Punch at about 3pm on Wednesday that Egbegbe is still being held for interrogation.
The source said, “He (Egbegbe) is still in custody. His associates have been debunking the allegation. He is still in detention. The CP even came to interrogate him this afternoon (Wednesday).”
Commenting on the claims by Egbegbe's agents that he is back home, Lagos police PRO said:
"You are aware that he was arrested. If an online publication is saying he was not arrested, and police said he was arrested, which one do you want to believe?”