Tope Babayemi, the interim chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Lagos chapter, has described the alleged theft of nine iPhones by Seun Egbegbe, a Nollywood filmmaker, as shameful.
Egbegbe was Tuesday caught trying to cart away some phones at Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos.
Babayemi told NAN on Friday that the law must take its course if Egbegbe is tried and found guilty.
“For me, it’s an example of bad practice and by extent it’s an example of the kind of thing we as a society are working hard to discourage,” he said.
“At the level of the guild and association, because we are not a hundred percent settled, there are court cases and issues at the national level that are affecting issues at the state chapters.
“My position as interim chairman is that no formal request has been made to us for assistance in anyway.
“As such what you do in that kind of situation is you allow the law to take its course, because law and order is paramount in building society.
“If he has been found to commit that offence, the law must take its course.’’
Babyemi advised upcoming artistes to desist from engaging in acts that could tarnish their image as well as that of the association
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