Seun Egbegbe Implicates Brother In Phone Theft Case, Police Amends Charges

Controversial Nollywood filmmaker, Olajide Oluwaseun Kareem popularly known as Seun Egbegbe has implicated his younger brother, Lawal Kareem as an accomplice who aided in carrying out his numerous criminal activities.

Seun Egbegbe pictured in court during his trial last month.

Kareem was arrested alongside two others, Olalekan Yusuf, and Muyideen Shoyo who were also pointed by Egbegbe and they have since remanded in police custody.

You may recall that Egbegbe and one Oyekan Ayomide were first arraigned on February 11, 2017 on a 40-count charge to which they pleaded not guilty. They have since been held in prison custody as they were unable to perfect their bail condition.

Lagos State 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.

Owoseni said as soon as Egbegbe emerged, they would drive away in the car.

He said they were also part of the plan to rob Bureau De Change operators, which eventually backfired and led to the latest uncovered stealing exploits of Egbegbe.

Owoseni said the trios were arrested based on a petition by one Kemi Johnson, who claimed she was robbed by the gang in November 2016.

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.

Yusuf, Seun’s elder brother, said they were not even in talking terms, adding that he received a text message from him that he will deal with him for abandoning him at the police station.

He said:

“On the day Seun Egbegbe 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 . He threatened that he will use his power to deal with me. I forwarded the message to our mother. 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.”

At the resumption of the trial, the judge scolded the prosecutor, Anyigor Innocent.

“I don’t have the luxury of the time you have, I am not a police woman. You have to make up your mind on who to charge. You cannot be taking us back and forth like an Abiku,” she warned the prosecutor.

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