Seun Egbegbe's publicist says his client was only walking to get the 'balance' of the phones when he was mobbed.
According to reports, the film producer was arrested on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 for allegedly stealing.
In earlier reports, eyewitnesses said Egbegbe went to a certain Keelcech Innovations Store, took some iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 plus mobile phones, told the sales girl he was coming back to the store, left and then crossed the road to enter his car. Following this, the producer was beaten by a mob and taken to the police station.
Egbegbe released a statement denying this.
His publicist Hon Bidemi Amzat, also released a statement denying any theft.
See statement below:
“Prior to the news filtering the social media about Seun Egbegbe accused of stolen iphones on Tuesday 22nd Nov. at computer village, Ikeja; this is to inform the general public to debunk all negative stories published about him which is never true.
The Truth: Seun Egbegbe was at Keelcech shop, located at no 9, medical road, ikeja, to purchase some phones. After making his order from the shop sales rep & walking towards his car to pay up the balance of the phones, the sales rep claimed he's bolting away with the phones which was never true.
Before Seun Egbegbe could say a word to the angry mob around, he was attacked and lynched with no explanation. It was a known fact that; Mr Seun Egbegbe can afford to buy thousands of iphones if needed. So why would he go to steal iphones? He is a philanthropist who helps multitude in our society today with his riches from God. We will authoritatively inform you that, the issue has been settled and resolved by the two parties amicably.
Special thanks to the Nigeria Police Force, Media & concern Fans worldwide for their support. But always find out the fact and truth before publishing your reports or stories.
Signed: Publicist/PR manager. Seun Egbegbe & Ebony films productions.
Despite the denials, images of the producer have surfaced on the Internet of his bloody face with him holding several iPhones and looking helpless after the incident.