Following reports that the movie producer was beaten up and then arrested after reportedly stealing 9 iPhones on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Computer village, Ikeja, Lagos state, Egbegbe has issued a statement addressing the issue.
The statement released to journalists, reads,
"My attention has been drawn to an online publication of the aforementioned. The story is pretty laughable and better left in the court of public opinion. Ordinarily, 1 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.
"To say the least, the news did not only grossly misinform unsuspecting public; it also portrays traces of campaign of calumny by some mercenary hirelings hell bent in destroying my name, for reasons best known to them.
"Having read with keen interest the completely self-serving spirited attempt to destroy my person, it has become imperative and timely that a rejoinder is written to state the fact clearly.
"I want to state here categorically and emphatically that though I was at Computer Village to address some issues, but I was never arrested for stealing 10 I phone 7s, as stated by the writer of the story, the matter has since been resolved by the Nigeria Police; and the issue of me stealing phone is devilish from the said writer.
"Furthermore, It is rather unfortunate that the said writer will amount to cheap blackmail to deceive the unsuspecting public with a view of gaining cheap popularity.
"It is germane to note that I am a charitable, humane, and grass root person, who has exhibited selflessness in communal service, which have used as a veritable tool for social development.
"Finally, I wish to inform the general public to discard the report. I am presently at home relaxing!"
According to earlier reports, eyewitnesses say Egbegbe went to a certain Keelcech Innovations Store in computer village, took two iPhone 7 and some iPhone 6+, told the sales girl he was coming, and then crossed to enter his Jeep.
They caught up with the movie producer and a mob gathered and beat him up but for the timely intervention of the owner of the store, Mr Kolawole Aleshinloye, and was taken to the Area F Police station where he was reportedly detained.
We are however not sure if the photos are from a movie scene or real.
Stay with Pulse as the story develops.