A Lagos Magistrate’s court sitting in Ikeja remanded Seun Egbegbe in Kirikiri Prison for the alleged theft of brand new iPhones at Computer Village.
Seun was arraigned before Magistrate Y. O. Aje-Afunwa, on one count charge of theft slammed against him by the police. Seun pleaded not guilty.
The police prosecution told the court that the incident occurred while the sales girl was trying to calculate the items Seun requested for, but that he allegedly ran out of the shop with the phones and tried to board a waiting vehicle.
The sales girl raised the alarm, which attracted other traders in the market. He was eventually caught and beaten to a pulp before the police intervened and rescued him.
The presiding magistrate, Aje-Afunwa, granted him N1 million bail and two sureties in like sum. He was ordered to be remanded in Kirikiri pending when he would fulfil his bail conditions.
According to Vanguard, a mild drama played out outside the court as Seun’s supporters threatened to beat up journalists if they took his pictures. It took the intervention of police and court orderlies, who sent the rowdy mob out of the court premises, to save the situation. While journalists waited to take Seun’s picture, his family members colluded with prison warders to sneak him out of the court premises through the back door into a waiting prison vehicle.