Oluwaseun Olasunkami (aka Seun Egbegbe), who was accused of stealing nine iPhones at a shop in the Computer Village, Lagos, was brought before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
He was arraigned on one count of stealing before a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Y.O. Aje-Afunwa
The police said the offence, which was allegedly committed at Kaaltex Innovation Consultancy in Ikeja, contravened Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
A mob had beaten up Egbegbe on Tuesday after he allegedly tried to escape in a jeep with the iPhones.
PUNCH Metro had reported that after signifying his intention to buy the phones, the film-maker, 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, which reportedly conveyed three other persons, when the sales boy raised the alarm.
He was subsequently apprehended, beaten up and handed over to the police and detained at the Area F Command Headquarters in Ikeja.
Egbegbe had told the police that he wanted to pick the money from his vehicle when the sales boy screamed and alerted the mob.
However, in a statement on Wednesday, which was credited to Egbegbe, he stated that he was neither arrested nor beaten by any mob.