Police: How we uncovered location of 99 iPhones stolen at Lagos Airport



By Moronke Boboye

A police prosecution Counsel has narrated how 99 iPhones shipped from United States to Nigeria which got missing at Lagos Airport was traced to 60- year-old woman, Adenike Okunbanjo

Okunbajo was on Monday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing the 99 pieces of iPhones worth N14.85 million.

Okunbanjo, a businesswoman who resides at 1, Alade St., Temidire, Ibafo, Ogun State, is charged with conspiracy and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offence was committed on Jan. 16, 2017 at Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Akeem said that the iPhones worth N14. 85 million, were shipped to Lagos from the U.S. by Mr Bolaji Ogunsanya to be delivered to someone named “Mr Azeez” in Lagos.

But he said though the consignment arrived in Lagos, it got missing at the airport and all efforts to locate it failed.

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Akeem said that the complainant furnished the police with the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of all the phones.

The prosecutor also said that one of the IMEI of the phone was traced to the defendant and she was tracked and arrested.

Akeem also said that on searching her house, four of the iPhones were found.

The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O Osunsanmi, granted the defendant to bail of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case until Sept. 28 for mention.(NAN)

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