Contrary to a report credited to Seun Egbegbe that he was neither arrested nor beaten by any mob, PUNCH Metro gathered on Wednesday afternoon that the film-maker was still in police custody.
Egbegbe was mobbed on Tuesday for allegedly stealing nine iPhones, after which he was taken to the Area F Command in Ikeja.
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 the Computer Village, Ikeja, after he was accused of stealing the iPhones from a shop.
After buying 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.
But Egbegbe on Wednesday denied the incident.
The statement, which was credited to him and went viral, stated that he was neither arrested nor beaten up by any mob.
The statement read, “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.