Not Again! Serial Thief, Seun Egbegbe Arrested For Attempting To Defraud BDC Operators Of N10million
Less than two months after he was almost lynched at Computer Village, Ikeja for allegedly stealing Iphones, filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe Thursday landed in another trouble.
He was arrested by policemen from the Area H command for allegedly defrauding some Bureau De Change (BDC) operators of about N10 million at Gbagada.
Egbegbe was remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on a count charge of stealing, under Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The producer who was later granted bail of one million Naira, with two responsible sureties in like sum, traveled abroad last month and returned recently.
With his previous trial adjourned to February 18, Egbegbe, it was gathered went to Gbagada with some of his friends under the guise that he wanted to change some dollars.
Witnesses who took to social media to share information on the incident claimed the producer lied that he was a medical doctor at Gbagada General Hospital, asking the BDC operator to come there for his money later.
But when he was unable to provide an identity card to support his claim, the operator was said to have raised an alarm, attracting others who had him beaten before handing him over to the police.
The Nigerian Police has released an official statement regarding the arrest of a Nigerian film maker, Seun Egbegbe who was reported to have allegedly tried to dupe a BDC operator of the sum of $60,000.
The statement reads:
“Arrest Of Notorious Fraudsters
Today at about 1300hrs one Seun Karim aka Egbegbe and one Ayo Oyekan disguise as the MD of Gbagada general hospital and the other as a patient.
They lured one Alhaji Isa Adamu and Abdullahi Haruna both bureau de change members, from different location that they needed 9000dollars and 3000pounds. The unsuspecting victims brought same to the suspects at the hospital where they collected the said amount and attempted to escape with the money.
The victims raised alarm and subsequently the suspect were arrested by the policemen attached to the hospital.
Further to the arrest of the fraudsters many members of bureau de change are trooping to the office with similar complaint against the suspects . Case is under investigation.”