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Man steals 28 TV Sets from Employer after He was Sacked | Turns his house to an Electronic Shop



Johnson Adebowale and the Television sets

Johnson Adebowale and the Television sets

The Police in Lagos has arrested a 45-year-old man, Johnson Adebowale for allegedly stealing 28 television sets from Atlantic Exhibition Nigeria Limited where he worked.

The suspect reportedly carried out the act after his was sacked by his employers.

PUNCH reports that he loaded the television sets into a truck and transported them to his home in the Ibafo area of Ogun State.

He was arrested after he started selling the equipment at cheap prices in his neighbourhood.

A police source said:

The affected company is into exhibition of products. They were in partnership with a hotel on the Lagos Island where the electronics products were displayed. The electronics were usually kept in a store, which was constructed by the suspect. So, he knew his way round the store.

On August 6, after he had been sacked by the firm, he sneaked into the store and loaded 28 LG Plasma TV sets inside a truck and drove away with them.

By Monday, the company discovered that the television sets were gone and a complaint was lodged at the Victoria Island Police Station.

“We mobilised and swooped in on him. We discovered that he turned his house into an electronic shop and was selling the television sets, claiming that he was a TV manufacturer’s agent. He had already sold six for N50,000 each. The market value for each of the TV sets is between N130,000 and N200,000. We recovered the rest from him,” another source added.

The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, said that the suspect has been charged to court.

“The exhibits were recovered from him while effort is on to recover the ones already sold,” she added.

Photo Credit: PUNCH


  1. Bellydeen

    August 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Lolxxx….. Dts d new change nw

  2. Prince

    August 30, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    What was the guy’s offense before he was sacked. I’m not justifying what he did but some of these Igbo Ogas can be very very wicked. Once its getting to when you’re suppose to be settled, they fire you for very little or no reason.
    Meanwhile, how was he able to pack such amount of TV without anyone’s notice.

    • Oh please

      August 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Prince who and what invited Igbo Ogas into this matter. Please explain this irrationality of yours.

    • Linda Mwami

      August 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm


    • annoy

      August 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      An Igbo man steals or does some crime, you dont just curse him out (rightfully so) but you curse his tribe and paint them all with one brush. Someone from another tribe commits a crime, You say it is because of his wicked Igbo boss… come on, Give them a break now, for a tribe you fought so hard to keep in Nigeria ( I honestly dont know why till date) let them at least feel welcome in the Nigeria if you have refused to show them love. Biko oooo.

  3. dorobuy

    August 30, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    that’s bad oooooo

  4. Spunky

    August 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Importer, exporter. Ole!

  5. Missy

    August 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Igbo boy comes to Lagos to serve electronics merchant master for 10 years. Igbo boy works for 9yrs and counting. Master sees Igbo boy chatting with girlfriend outside of shop one day. Master sacks igbo boy without benefits. Igbo boy cannot go back to the village empty handed. Igbo boy brings trucks in the night to cart away Master’s goods.
    I’m not saying that’s what happened here. I’m just saying it’s a possible scenario; one that occurs way too often.

    • Manny

      August 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      And the Igbo boy’s name would be Johnson Adebowale????
      Come on now. Put your grey cells to work.

  6. Xoxo

    August 30, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Wow. Stealing is stealing. i just hope he hasn’t landed those he sold the tv sets to into problem. one has to be careful when buying items oh. And what has Igbo got to do with this? From his name, the suspect is Yoruba na


    August 31, 2016 at 12:37 am

    This guy needs psychiatric help. Locking him up without any psychological assistance will not serve him and our society well. He need to be purnished for his actions.. I certainly hope and pray, that he gets the kind of help he needs while inside the Nigeria Prison system. A word is enough for the wise. I’ m just saying.

  8. Mabel

    August 31, 2016 at 1:55 am

    I know some folks in the neighborhood are pissed he got caught before they got a chance to buy their own?

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