Police fails to bring Seun Egbegbe to court
By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Jane Echewodo
LAGOS—The trial of Seun Egbegbe in an Ikeja magistrate’s court, yesterday, over alleged theft of nine iPhones was stalled as police failed to produce the defendant.
Egbegbe was said to have committed the alleged offence at the popular Computer Village, Lagos.
The filmmaker was arraigned before Magistrate Aje Afunwa on a one-count charge of stealing in November 2016 and granted bail in the sum of N1 million and two sureties in like sum.
The matter was slated for trial, but was subsequently adjourned to April 12. No excuse was given for his absence in court.
Dolapo Badmus, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, had initially confirmed that the film producer is still in detention since he was arrested for the forex scam at Gbagada General Hospital last week, but will be made available to appear in court for the previous theft case.