Seun Egbegbe’s brother and 2 others have been arrested by the police in Lagos State for allegedly aiding the Nollywood Producer as he robbed big phone shops.
Lagos Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects, said Yusuf, Kazeem and Muyideen usually stayed in the car while Egbegbe goes into the phone shops to get the goods.
CP Owoseni said as soon as Egbegbe emerged, they would drive away in the car.
CP Owoseni said the trio were arrested based on a petition by one Kemi Johnson, who claimed she was robbed by the gang in November 2016.
The CP boss said: “The gang always targets big mobile phone dealers. While Seun, the ring leader, will approach the shop, the rest will be in the vehicle so that when Seun is in possession of the phone, they drive off.”
But the suspects denied ever backing Egbegbe in his operations. They said Seun implicated them because he was angry they did not visit him in detention.
He said: “On the day Seun was arrested at Ikeja, it was my boss that told me that he saw the story on Facebook and went to Area F to see him.
“But after then, he was charged to court and I didn’t go to see him, only for me to receive an SMS from him saying that he heard I was partying while he was languishing in prison.
“Two days later, police came to my house and took me to the station. They showed me a petition written by one Kemi Johnson on November 22, 2016 that Seun and his gang came to her shop to steal phone and accessories worth N10 million.
“He sent the same threatening message to his PA and promised that we will come and meet him where he is.
He said: “I went to Ikoyi Prisons to visit Seun and on my way out, I saw his girlfriend and I even wanted to join their car, but she told me no more space.
“Even the day he was arrested at Gbagada for trying to dupe a Bureau de Change operator, I was in the car that took him to Gbagada because he told me he wanted me to accompany him to South African embassy.
“He came down along the way and we waited for him. Few minutes later, we saw him in company of a police patrol vehicle and a mallam. They were taken to Ogudu Police Station.
“I was not involved in any way with it. Seun just wants to implicate me in an offence I know nothing about.”