Despite his insistence that

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Egbegbe, a former lover of Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu, narrowly escaped death when irate traders at the market wanted to lynch him for stealing the phones from a shop on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

He was rescued by the police and taken into custody where he has been till today when he was charged to court.

Although Egbegbe had released a statement denying the allegations, claiming the reports were false and aimed at tarnishing his image and that he was even in his house at the time, checks at the Area 'F' Police Division proved that he had been in detention since then.

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According to the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, Egbegbe was arraigned at the Ikeja Magistrates' Court on charges bordering on theft.