Contrary to earlier reports that star actor Kalu Ikeagwu was abducted by gunmen in front of the gate of his house in Ogba area of Lagos around 3:40 this afternoon (Monday, September 26), he was actually arrested by security agents following a robbery and homicide case.
The newly married actor, who returned home to his Gbagba Crescent flat, off College Road, around 8:30 pm, explained to his worried neighbours that his personal assistant bought a stolen phone from Computer Village in Ikeja, and the thieves reportedly killed one of the victims of the robbery.
He told neighbours that the crime happened in Abuja, and the phone was traced to Lagos by the security agents who later came for him since his address and name were used during the purchase.
One of the neighbours told Encomium.ng that his arrest was in the afternoon after he dropped his step daughter at home from school. He had parked his car at the gate, dropped the girl with her mother as if he was on his way out again.
He was said to have received a call from one of the operatives who had been waiting for him. And as soon as he stepped out of the gate, he was asked if indeed he was Kalu Ikeagwu, and he confirmed his identity.
He was politely invited, but was about arguing with them when they brought out their guns. Neighbours who had tried to step in, stood back as soon as they saw the guns. He was ferried away in a bus.
By the time they left, his wife was crying.
When he returned this evening, he went round neighbours to thank them and also explain what actually happened …