Foluke Daramola’s Camera, other celebs’pics stolen as Daily Times Photo Editor’s car burgled at event.
Celebrity photo journalist, and Photo Editor, Daily Times (Life & Time) Quadri Olowolagba got robbed on Saturday at The Ark event center, opposite Vantage Hotel, Marwa Lekki, Lagos. Mr. Olowolagba had attended the 70th birthday event of Alhaji Yekini Olawale Bakare, who is the Baba Adini, Eti-Osa Central Mosque and parked his red Sienna SUV on the premises of The Ark event center.
He went into the hall to survey the event and returned later to get his photography equipments, only to find that all the items in the vehicle had disappeared.
Shockingly, the car windows, were not broken and the doors were still locked which made him suspect that the criminals must have used a master key to open the car door.
There were 2 large backpacks, one belonging to an undergraduate of Kogi State University and an I. T students with Daily Times, Adeleke Rotimi Olorunmaye, who also came with the photo editor to the event. The editor’s backpack contains not only personal vital documents, but items running into millions of Naira such as; 2 external hard drives containing all his jobs for celebrities including Fatia Balogun, Foluke Daramola, Mercy Aigbe, Kwam 1, singer L. A. X and many top socialites; a HP laptop, a professional Nikon camera and a Canon D7 camera belonging to Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola.
Some of the top socialite’s photos in the hard drive include business mogul, Chief Rasak Okoya, the chairman of Sifax Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman of LAMEX Group Of Companies, Olanrewaju Akanni, Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku, Mayor Akinpelu’s daughter’s wedding and many more.
The Nikon camera was what the photo journalist used for a recent viral home photoshoot for Faithia Balogun and many celebrities.
The other backpack contains the school. I.T logbook and other vital school documents of the student attached to the photo journalist.
Aside the two backpack missing, a hand bag belonging to a female colleague who came to the event with Quadri, containing the lady’s mobile phone, travel documents and undisclosed amount of cash were also stolen.
The case has been reported to the Maroko police station.