A visit to computer village where the incident happened will make you discard all the press releases from Seun Egbegbe’s camp. Seun Egbegbe is Toyin Aimakhu’s notorious former lover after she left her husband, Adeniyi Johnson.
You may recall that the relationship was violent with accusation and counter-accusations. Toyin was reported to have fled for her life before Seun came on a video interview after the incident to tell the world that his former mistress cannot find a man who will satisfy her.
This notoriety of Seun Egbegbe is known all over the famous computer village market also. He is said to be extremely influential with Lagos Area boys and had the backing of some unknown godfathers.
This is not the first time Seun has been enmeshed in a case like this but before things could get out of hand, everything got sorted. He has been allegedly involved in many of such cases without repercussions.
According to an eye witness, “This is not his first time. He has done the same thing to more than three people in this market”, a computer village trader who doesn’t want his identity disclosed said as he takes me round the market, he pointed at those shops where Seun’s escapade had once been felt without repercussions.
I further queried if the said incident was a movie as being suggested by some.
“It is not a behind the scene movie as many have said it is online. Dem no dey act any movie for here. He was a thief and he has been doing it before yesterday”, another trader said.
Everyone who spoke to us did so under anonymity because they said Seun Egbegbe is very influential among area boys and even amongst Police.
One man said “I have a wife and children at home. I don’t want them to become an orphan yet”.
The truth is that Seun is feared or should I say his supposed influence and the end game of it is feared. The ‘hush-hush’ in which the traders spoke to us further confirmed this. They spoke freely about it amongst themselves but once they sense you don’t belong, they get cautious.
“See, there were only 11 iPhones in the shop and he took 9 of them. This is the confirmed story”, said a member of CAMPAN (the association in charge of computer village) before directing us to Area F where he is being held.
The pictures of Seun Egbegbe which has been circulating online with was taken inside the CAMPAN office where he was taken to when nabbed. Reports from Computer village is that Seun would have been badly beaten if his boys didn’t quickly alert Police who came to his rescue before further injury could be inflicted on him.
“Seun Egbegbe ran my business down”, another trader said.
This trader showed me how big his shop used to be and how Seun deceived his apprentice to steal his shop’s goods while he was away. Even though the matter was reported to the Police, nothing was done about it, according to the trader.