Embattled Nigerian film maker Seun Egbegbe is at it again. This time it’s not an issue of phone theft, but he has just been arrested for allegedly trying to defraud Bureau de Change operators to the tune of N6.3m.
Reports say he was arrested along with his accomplice, Ayo Oyekan, after defrauding two BDC operators Alhaji Isa Adamu, and Abdullahi Haruna $9,000 (N4.5m) and E3, 000 (N1.8m) respectively.
Seun Karim “Egbegbe” disguised as MD, Gbagada General Hospital
Seun Karim popularly called “Egbegbe” was said to have disguised as the Managing Director of Gbagada General Hospital in company of his accomplice Ayo Oyekan who disguised as a patient.
Both of them in a jeep went first to Alhaji Isa Adamu that they wanted to buy $9, 000, and took the unsuspecting Adamu to the hospital gate.
While the suspects went inside, Egbegbe was said to have instructed their victim to wait outside the hospital gate they went to get the naira equivalent of the said amount from his non-existing office.
“When the bureau de change operator realised that he had been defrauded, he searched the hospital, but could not find them.
“He later went to report the case at the Ifako Police station,” a source said.
It was gathered that Egbegbe went to another location after a hour he perpetrated the first fraud. This time he went to buy 3, 000pounds from another BDC operator, Abdullahi Haruna, and took his victim to the same hospital using the same pretence tactic.
Source said, “When the second victim noticed that the time given to him by Egbegbe has elapsed, he traced them to a corner on the hospital premises and raised alarm as the they attempted to escape with the money.”
Eye witnesses who took to social media to share on-the-spot-video and photos of the incident said Mr. Egbegbe had lied that he was a Managing Director of Gbagada General Hospital.
Last year (November 22, 2016), the embattled film maker was accused of stealing some iPhones at one of the tech markets in Lagos, Computer Village.
His case of phone theft is still pending at an Ikeja Magistrate Court, and he’s due to appear before the court this month.