“The soul that sinneth shall die” – is a popular verse in the Bible. Could this be what is happening to Toyin Abraham’s former boyfriend, Olajide Kareem popularly known as Seun Egbegbe?
For over 36 months now, the talented Nollywood film maker and producer has been in jail over theft of iPhones.
This is coming after he failed to meet the 5 million Naira bail granted him by the federal high court in Lagos.
His family, friends and loved ones have all left him to rot in jail as no one was able to help provide the money to bail him.
The 43-year-old had been arrested for allegedly obtaining money by false pretences from no fewer than 40 bureau de change operators in different parts of Lagos from 2015 to 2017.
Egbegbe allegedly swindled the BDC operators out of the money by claiming that he had naira to change into foreign currencies and vice versa.
The erstwhile Lagos socialite had been arraigned by the police for a series of fraud involving N39,098,100, $90,000 and £12,550.
Egbegbe and one Oyekan Ayomide were first arraigned on February 10, 2017, before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, on 36 counts bordering on advance fee fraud.
The charge sheet was subsequently amended twice, with the counts eventually increased to 40 and three other defendants – Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf and Muyideen Shoyombo – added.
The prosecuting counsel for the police, Innocent Anyigor, said Egbegbe and the other defendants acted contrary to Section 8 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and were liable to be punished under Section 1(3) of the same Act. They pleaded not guilty.
On February 24, 2017 Justice Oguntoyinbo granted each of them N5m bail with two sureties in like sum.
The judge said one of the sureties must be a civil servant on at least Level 16 and must own a landed property in Lagos State.
The surety, the court said, must deposit the Certificate of Occupancy of the landed property in the custody of the court.
Both sureties were to swear to affidavit of means, while their addresses were to be verified by the court registrar.
Oguntoyinbo ordered them to be remanded in prison until they meet the bail conditions.
It’s been 36 months now, Seun has not been able to meet his bail conditions.
However, Toyin Abraham has come out to say she regret ever dating him. While speaking with Channels TV Rubbin Minds, Toyin went emotional saying she regrets ever having anything to do with him.
And since then, the “Alakada” producer has moved on with her life (No time for drama i guess). She is now HAPPILY married to Kolawole Oluwasegun Ajeyemi, and they have a son together, named Ire!