The jungle justice meted out to the man, who variously claims to be a filmmaker and movie marketer, for allegedly stealing a total of nine iPhones from a shop on Medical Road, was the beginning before his arraignment at an Ikeja Magistrate Court on Thursday for stealing.
With the advent of social media, however, fans and followers would always have their say in any matter of interest to them. And this was no exception.
Upon releasing the statement,
@mhz_zeal wrote: “Karma is a bitch” while @walking goldmine wondered: “How could you have gone to the shop to buy 9 iPhones with no money on you, then took those phones to the car bcos you needed to fetch money?
Why not leave the phones, go for the money and make payment before taking them to your vehicle?”
Also having her say, @queenstacyp wrote:
“He was advertising for iPhone.
He is now a proud brand ambassador for them… your cup will soon overflow and jungle justice will be the next. You better join MMM and stop this petty stealing.”
Adding a comic angle to it, @ abunmsy wrote:
“He even stole the English because I know he can’t speak good English.”
Meanwhile, Toyin Aimakhu who remains Egbegbe’s biggest claim to fame, has refused to be drawn into the messy incident.
She has been busy on social media in the last few days but has concentrated on posting pictures from a movie location she is shooting in Abeokuta and environs.
In fact, one of her followers pointedly urged her to say something about the matter a few days ago but she refused to say anything as at the time of going to press.
Following his arraignment, Egbegbe was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri on Thursday with a bail bond of N1million with two sureties in like sum after he pleaded not guilty to the charges.