When the event occurred on Wednesday, Anaele was going to a salsa dance class in the hotel with her friend Sophia Brown.
The actress stated, “I went with a friend for a salsa dance class at the Proof Hotel and Lounge. Around 9.47pm, I was charging my phone with a power bank when I dropped it on the chair to dance.
“While dancing, my friend, Sophia, stood up to record me with her phone. Immediately she stood up, this guy (Okeoma) picked my iPhone 12 Pro- Max; I bought the phone for N670,000.
“So, immediately I found out that my phone was missing, I alerted the management of the lounge and they assured me that they would get me the CCTV footage, According to PUNCH.
“When they got the CCTV footage and sent it to me, it revealed how the guy stole the phone and I reported the case at the Maroko Police Station.
“As of this morning, my line was still ringing but I can no longer track it. There is this stuff on iPhone called Find My Phone; we were able to use it to track my phone to Alli Street, Bambose, Lagos Island. But I can’t track it anymore.”
During a conversation with PUNCH, Brown said after the phone could no longer be tracked, “we went online to do some research about the suspect and saw a story in 2018 and 2020 about the same guy.”
Joseph Ose, a different friend of the victim, claimed that Okeoma was well-known for stealing items at social gatherings and that the online study was based on a physically-challenged burglar.
He stated, “After playing the video in the cases found online, I realised it was the same person in the CCTV video clip supplied to my friend yesterday. The guy’s name is Okeoma. The guy limped in both video clips.”
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police’s public relations officer, had promised to comment on the incident but had not yet done so as of the time this story was filed. PUNCH informs
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