Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu’s ex-boyfriend, and filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe, has debunked media report that he was accused of stealing iPhones at Computer Village in Lagos and was allegedly beaten by an angry mob in the process.
Egbegbe, CEO of Ebony Films and Records Production International, in a statement he made available to newsmen on Wednesday morning denied the allegation, saying although he was at the computer village yesterday, he was not arrested or beaten by anybody and for any reason.
The Lagos socialite described the report as a spirited attempt to destroy his image by some unidentified persons.
According to him, “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!”