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“They jailed me for six years for a crime I did not commit” – Filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe

Nigerian filmmaker, Olajide Kareem known better as Seun Egbegbe recently regained his freedom after six years behind bars.

Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, discharged Egbegbe, who was jailed in 2017, for fraudulently obtaining N39 million, $90,000, and £12,550 from over forty Bureau De Change Operators in Lagos between 2015 to March 2017. Egbegbe, who was the boss of Ebony Production, swindled the BDC operators out of money by claiming that he had naira to change into foreign currencies and vice versa.

In a recent interview with BBC, Egbegbe described his incarceration as a blessing in disguise as being in prison helped him identify his enemies who disguised themselves as friends around him.

He said,

“Those I thought were my friends before I had that issue, I found out were my enemies after I returned from prison. None of my explanations will be acceptable to some people, and they will keep saying it’s a lie because there are too many enemies around me, but I thank God for life.

I believe God made me go to where I went for a purpose because my eyes were open to a few things while I was there. The crime I was incarcerated for six years over, I didn’t commit, but I am happy I went there to know what living on earth means. 95% of the people surrounding me were enemies, not my friends. If this had not happened, I would have lived a worthless life because I believe those around me are my friends.”

When asked about his relationship with his ex-lover, the famous actress, the ex-convict said;

“I do not want to say anything about Toyin Abraham. Let us respect her. She is married with a kid, and I am happy for her. May the devil never separate her from her husband.”

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