BBNaija star, Adekunle loses his phone to ‘smart thief’ who begged for selfie

Big Brother Naija ”Level Up’ star, Adekunle Olopade, has been robbed of his mobile phone by a thief pretending to be a fan.

He said the robbery incident happened around 2am at Landmark Beach in Lagos when the man asked him for a chance to snap pictures together.

Adekunle said the suspect hugged him as if he wanted to take a selfie and cleverly disappeared into the crowd with the phone.

He said the phone was being tracked and one of the location’s it was pinned at shows Arolaya area of Lagos Island.

The reality star said; “Hi guys.

So my phone got stolen around 2am at an event at Landmark Beach. A thief pretending to be a fan asked for pictures, hugged me, played a fast one on me and disappeared into the crowd.

As at 6am this morning, the first known location of the phone was at Bamgbose Street.

Further probe showed that the phone was then moved towards Arolaya, the gadget selling area of Lagos Island.

Currently, the phone is being tracked and on Lost Mode. Almost useless to the thief. It’s a black iPhone and my picture is the wallpaper.

If you’re around Lagos Island, and/or you have any information about how to get the phone back or if you can help in anyway, it will be highly appreciated.”

In similar news, a circuit court in Ghana has sentenced a 21-year-old commercial motorcyclist to 15 years in jail for robbery and conspiracy.

The convict, Emmanuel Waki alias Pocket, pleaded guilty to robbing a bystander of his mobile phone in front of the Police CID Headquarters.

The incident reportedly happened on December 19, 2022, and it was witnessed by the Inspector General of Police who was returning from routine observational duties.

The prosecutor, Inspector Babayi told the court that at about 8:10pm on that fateful day, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) with his security men on return from their routine observational duties while in front of the Police CID Headquarters spotted a motorcycle rider riding against traffic.

He said the rider upon reaching the pedestrian pavement opposite the Headquarters, robbed the cellular phone of a pedestrian who was waiting for a vehicle and sped off.

The suspect confessed to having sold the mobile phone to one Mohammad at a price of GHc300.00 and they were arraigned whilst investigation continued to apprehend others connected to the crime.

In his ruling, Justice Samuel Bright Acquah on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, said per section 296, the punishment for robbery is up to life in prison.

After pleading guilty to two counts of conspiracy and robbery, the defendant was sentenced to 10 years for conspiracy and 15 years for robbery. The court said the sentence should run concurrently.